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

Quartiroli, Alessandro and Parsons-Smith, Renee L. and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Kuan, Garry and Terry, Peter C. (2018) Cross-cultural validation of mood profile clusters in a sport and exercise context. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (Article 1949). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Mood profiling has a long history in the field of sport and exercise. Several novel mood profile clusters were identified and described in the literature recently (Parsons-Smith et al., 2017). In the present study, we investigated whether the same clusters were evident in an Italian-language, sport and exercise context. The Italian Mood Scale (ITAMS; Quartiroli et al., 2017) was administered to 950 Italian-speaking sport participants (659 females, 284 males, 7 unspecified; age range = 16–63 year, M = 25.03, SD = 7.62) and seeded k-means clustering methodology applied to the responses. Six distinct mood profiles were identified, 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). Significant differences were found in the distribution of specific mood profiles across gender and age groups. 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.


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Additional Information: Copyright © 2018 Quartiroli, Parsons-Smith, Fogarty, Kuan and Terry. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 04:27
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 05:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect; emotions; ITAMS; BRUMS; cluster analysis; mood profiling; online assessment
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01949
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34903

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