Development and initial validation of the Farsi Mood Scale

Terry, Peter C. and Malekshahi, Maryam and Delva, Heather A. (2012) Development and initial validation of the Farsi Mood Scale. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10 (2). pp. 112-122. ISSN 1612-197X


The present study developed and provided initial validation statistics for the Farsi Mood Scale (FARMS), a shortened version of the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS) designed for use in an Iranian context. Following translation of the BRUMS into Farsi using the translation-back translation method, the FARMS was administered to 405 Iranian university students (136 males, 269 females; age: range = 18-34 yr., M = 21.1 yr., SD = 2.2). Confirmatory factor analysis provided support for a 14-item, six-factor measurement model. Gender differences in mood responses were found, with males reporting higher vigour scores than females. Athletes reported higher vigour scores than non-athletes. The FARMS showed acceptable psychometric properties and may have several applications among Farsi-speaking populations. A preliminary table of normative data is provided.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Copyright International Society of Sport Psychology. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2012 06:50
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect; BRUMS; FARMS; Islamic Republic of Iran; measurement; model testing; sport; structural equation
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010406 Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2012.645133

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