Cross-cultural validation of mood profile clusters in a sport and exercise context

Quartiroli, Ale and Terry, Peter C. and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Parsons-Smith, Renée L. (2018) Cross-cultural validation of mood profile clusters in a sport and exercise context. In: 8th Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, International Congress of Sport Psychology (ASPASP 2018): Crossing Borders and Expanding New Horizons for Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29 June - 03 July 2018, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

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Parsons-Smith, Terry, and Machin (2017) recently identified and described six mood profile clusters, representing various combinations of mood scores. The present study investigated whether the same clusters were evident in an Italian language, sport and exercise context. The Italian Mood Scale (ITAMS; Quartiroli, Terry, & Fogarty, 2017) was administered online to 950 Italian-speaking sport participants (659 females, 284 males, 7 unspecified; age range = 16–63 yr., M = 25.03, SD = 7.62). Seeded k-means cluster analysis identified six distinct patterns of mood responses, termed the iceberg, inverse iceberg, inverse Everest, shark fin, surface, and submerged profiles, which closely resembled those reported among English-speaking participants (Parsons-Smith et al., 2017). Between-group differences in the distribution of specific mood profiles emerged for gender and age. Findings supported the cross-cultural generalizability of the six mood profiles and offer new research avenues into their antecedents, correlates and behavioral consequences in Italian-language contexts. Future research should explore whether novel mood profiles associate with outcomes such as performance and risk of psychopathology, and whether the profiles are distributed in predictable ways across various populations of interest.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster presentation - Abstract only published.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 23:48
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 03:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect; emotions; ITAMS; BRUMS; cluster analysis; mood profiling; online assessment
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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