Some comments on the use of psychological tests in sport settings

Fogarty, Gerard J. (1995) Some comments on the use of psychological tests in sport settings. International Journal of Sport Psychololgy, 26 (1). pp. 161-170. ISSN 0047-0767

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Psychological testing has played a prominent part in the development of the field of Sport Psychology. This paper looks at the prevalence of testing in the research output of the field, the major areas being researched by use of tests, test development activity, and problems likely to arise if formal evaluations of the tests are not undertaken. Whilst the contribution of testing has to be recognized, it is argued that researchers in this new field of psychology have
come to place too great an emphasis on testing as a research tool. Insufficient information about the tests being used, inherent weaknesses in self-report measures, and disregard for proper evaluation procedures will undermine attempts to establish firm theoretical foundations for this new branch of the discipline if corrective action is not taken soon. It is suggested that, where possible, new tests be subjected to formal review processes and that journal editors set aside dedicated space for the review of tests already in common use.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 23:56
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychological tests; tests in sport
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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