Development and validation of a measure of sport interests in adolescence (SPIT)

Schmid, Jürg; Albertin, Katharina; Toggweiler, Stephan; Birrer, Daniel; Zimprich, Daniel; Seiler, Roland (2017). Development and validation of a measure of sport interests in adolescence (SPIT). Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 24(4), pp. 140-154. Hogrefe 10.1026/1612-5010/a000202

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In vocational and educational psychology, but not in sport and exercise psychology, interests are a central personality construct used to explain human experience and behavior. The Sports Interests Inventory (SPIT), grounded on the theory of vocational personalities (Holland, 1997) and the general components of fitness (endurance, speed, coordination, strength), is designed to assess sports-related interests. Using a sample of 1,243 adolescents, this paper examines the psychometric quality of the SPIT. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that 11 scales are unidimensional. Their internal consistency ranged from .71 to .87. As expected, the SPIT scores correlated with both the Allgemeiner Interessentest (a multidimensional and general interest questionnaire; Bergmann & Eder, 2005) and the Skalen zur Erfassung des physischen Selbstkonzepts (a multidimensional self-concept questionnaire; Stiller, Würth & Alfermann, 2004). The SPIT is an instrument suitable for screening multidimensional interest profiles and may be used to describe adolescents in leisure and health sports.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science II

UniBE Contributor:

Schmid, Jürg; Albertin, Katharina and Seiler, Roland

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1612-5010

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Jürg Schmid

Date Deposited:

13 Mar 2018 12:20

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 19:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1026/1612-5010/a000202

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sportinteressen, Fragebogen, Validierung Sports interests, Questionnaire, Validation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112223

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112223

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