Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Portuguese Version of the Life Skills Scale for Sport

LORCAN CRONIN, Jose Roberto do Nascimento-Junior, Leonardo de Sousa Fortes, Gabriel Lucas Morais Freire, Daniel de Oliveira, Lenamar Fiorese

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Abstract

This research adapted the Life Skills Scale for Sport (LSSS) into Portuguese and provided evidence for its construct validity. Study 1 included four translators and five academics who developed a Portuguese version of the LSSS (P-LSSS). During this study, evidence for the content and substantive aspects of construct validity was provided using an expert panel and 25 sports participants. Study 2 included 413 participants that completed the P-LSSS. Within this study, evidence for the structural aspect of construct validity was provided via factor analyses. Study 3 included 134 participants who completed the P-LSSS and a measure of motivation. This study provided evidence for the external aspect of construct validity, with results showing more self-determined motivation had positive relationships with participant’s life skills development. Overall, our findings provided evidence for the construct validity of P-LSSS scores. Researchers and practitioners can use the P-LSSS to assess life skills development within sports participants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Early online date29 Jul 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Positive youth development; life skills; validity; reliability

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