Cross-cultural validation of the task and ego orientation in sport questionnaire

Fuzhong Li, Peter Harmer, Li-Kang Chi, Naruepon Vongjaturapat

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Abstract

It is becoming increasingly important to determine whether structural models of measures of sport and activity behavior developed in North America are invariant across different populations. This study assessed (a) the cross-cultural validity of the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) using male college students across the United States (n = 309), Thailand (n = 312), and Taiwan (n = 307); and (b) the factorial equivalence and structured latent mean differences of the TEOSQ in these samples. Using a confirmatory factor analytic procedure, the initial test of the hypothesized two-factor structure representing task and ego orientation yielded a good fit for each sample. The factor structure was further shown to be metric invariant across the three countries. Furthermore, tests of latent means showed significant differences between groups. The United States sample exhibited the highest levels of task and ego orientation, followed by the Taiwan and Thailand samples, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-407
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Cross-cultural comparisons
  • Goal orientation
  • Metric invariance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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