The commitment of young soccer players / The commitment of young soccer players / The commitment of young soccer players

Translated title of the contribution: The commitment of young soccer players

C. Sousa, C. Viladrich, F. Villamarín, J. Cruz, Miquel Torregrossa

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to test the Sport Com mitment Model in young soccer players. Participants' (N=437) age ranged from 14 to 16 years. Based on the sport commitment model proposed by Scanlan and colleagues, 6 scales and 28-items constitute the Sport Commitment Questionnaire (SCQ). Results of this study provide some support for the reliability and validity of the SCQ, using a sample of young soccer players. Reliability analysis provided acceptable internal consistency for four scales: Sport Commitment, Sport Enjoyment, Involvement Alternatives and Social Constraints. Sport Enjoyment (β = .56, p<.001) and Involvement Alternatives (β= -.40, p<.001) were the strongest sport commitment predictors. Further studies with a broader age range, different genders, and other sports or competitive levels are required to continue analyzing the sport commitment model. Copyright © 2007 Psicothema.
Translated title of the contributionThe commitment of young soccer players
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)256-262
JournalPsicothema
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007

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