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 APE  Vol.5 No.1 , February 2015
Sensitivity, Internal Consistency and Factorial Structure of the Arabic Version of OMSAT-3
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity, internal consistency and the factorial structure of an Arabic version of OMSAT-3 among Tunisian athletes. A translated version of OMSAT-3 was administrated to a total of 526 Tunisian athletes from both sexes divided on elite (n = 240) and non-elite (n = 286) and aged between 16 and 19 years. The results showed robust psychometric properties for the Arabic version of the instrument: it was sensitive according to the level of practice (8/12 subscales could discriminate the elites and non-elites athletes). Cronbach’s alpha revealed a good internal consistency (α > 0.70 for all the subscales). Also, confirmatory factor analysis provides a good adjustment index and adequate factorial structure. This version in Arabic language presents acceptable psychometric proprieties to evaluate the mental skills of the athletes in Tunisia and in other Arabic countries.
Cite this paper: Noômen, G. , Mohamed, J. , Nasri, H. and Brahim, A. (2015) Sensitivity, Internal Consistency and Factorial Structure of the Arabic Version of OMSAT-3. Advances in Physical Education, 5, 18-25. doi: 10.4236/ape.2015.51003.
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