Psychometric Properties of an Italian Version of the Collective Efficacy Questionnaire for Sports

Giampaolo Santi, Adam Bruton, Stephen D. Mellalieu, Ross Wadey, Luca Pietrantoni

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Abstract

The Collective Efficacy Questionnaire for Sports (CEQS; Short, Sullivan,& Feltz, 2005) is a domain-specific instrument for the assessment ofcollective efficacy across interdependent team sports. This study evaluated thepsychometric properties of an Italian version of the CEQS (CEQS-Ita) with 306 athletes.The instrument showed a good level of internal consistency reliability. Constructvalidity was demonstrated by examining the factor structure, and convergent anddiscriminant properties of the instrument. Confirmatory Factor Analyses suggesteda model with four sub-dimensions: ability, determination, preparation, andunity. Convergent properties of the instrument were demonstrated through positivecorrelations with all four components of an Italian version of the GroupEnvironment Questionnaire (GEQ; Andreaggi, Robazza, & Bortoli, 2000). Discriminantvalidity was evidenced by the absence of correlation with cognitive or somaticanxiety measured through an Italian version of the Revised Competitive StateAnxiety Inventory-2 (Martinengo, Bobbio, & Marino, 2012).

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019

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