Satisfaction Scale For Athlete (SSA): A Study Of Validity And Reliability

  • Gokhan Caliskan Gazi University, College of Physical Education and Sports, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hacer Ozge Baydar Gazi University, College of Physical Education and Sports, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a Satisfaction Scale for Athlete and to test its reliability and validity. Three hundred forty one professional soccer players from Turkish Super League, First and Second League voluntarily participated in this study. SSA consists of 16 items and three subscales, which are satisfaction with coach, satisfaction with team performance and satisfaction with teammates. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Multi-Sample Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Factorial Invariance were conducted to construct validity of the Satisfaction Scale for Athlete. MANOVA was performed for known-groups validity analysis of the Satisfaction Scale for Athlete by comparing the scores of soccer players from Turkish Super League with the soccer players from First and Second Leagues. As a result, support for construct validity, reliability and with soccer athletes was established, along with measurement invariance. MANOVA analyses showed predicted discrimination between the leagues. Overall, these results show the reliability and validity of the newly established Satisfaction Scale for Athlete.

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Published
2016-05-29
How to Cite
Caliskan, G., & Ozge Baydar, H. (2016). Satisfaction Scale For Athlete (SSA): A Study Of Validity And Reliability. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(14), 13. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n14p13