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Further development of the talent development environment questionnaire for sport

Li, Chunxiao; Wang, Chee Keng John; Pyun, Do Young; Martindale, Russell J J


Chunxiao Li

Chee Keng John Wang

Do Young Pyun


Given the significance of monitoring the critical environmental factors that facilitate athlete performance, this two-phase research aimed to validate and refine the revised Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ). The TDEQ is a multidimensional self-report scale that assesses talented athletes’ environmental experiences. Study 1 (the first phase) involved the examination of the revised TDEQ through an exploratory factor analysis (n = 363). This exploratory investigation
identified a 28-item five-factor structure (i.e., TDEQ-5) with adequate internal consistency. Study 2 (the second phase) examined the factorial structure of the TDEQ-5, including convergent validity, discriminant validity, and group invariance (i.e., gender and sports type). The second phase was carried out with 496 talented athletes through the application of confirmatory factor analyses and multigroup invariance tests. The results supported the convergent validity, discriminant validity, and group invariance of the TDEQ-5. In conclusion, the TDEQ-5 with 25 items appears to be a reliable and valid scale for use in talent development environments.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Mar 16, 2015
Publication Date 2015-10
Deposit Date Mar 26, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 26, 2015
Print ISSN 0264-0414
Electronic ISSN 1466-447X
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 17
Pages 1831-1843
Keywords Talent development; questionnaire; validation; athlete;
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Contract Date Mar 26, 2015


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