The Stellenbosch Mood Scale: a dual-language measure of mood

Terry, Peter C. and Potgieter, Justus R. and Fogarty, Gerard J. (2003) The Stellenbosch Mood Scale: a dual-language measure of mood. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 (3). pp. 231-245. ISSN 1612-197X


[Abstract]: The present study developed and provided initial validation statistics for the Stellenbosch Mood Scale (STEMS), a dual-language (Afrikaans and English) version of the Profile of Mood States-Adolescents (POMS-A: Terry, Lane, Lane, & Keohane, 1999). Following translation of the POMS-A into Afrikaans using the translation-back translation method, the STEMS was administered to 463 South African athletes (224 males, 239 females; age: range = 18-36 yr. M = 20.3 yr., SD = 1.8 yr.) Confirmatory factor analysis provided support for a 24-item, six-factor measurement model using both independent and multi-sample analyses. The measurement model remained invariant across language groups. Gender differences in mood responses were found. Females reported higher tension and fatigue and lower anger than males. The STEMS showed promising psychometric properties and may have several applications among both Afrikaans- and English-speaking groups in South Africa.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2008 02:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect; Afrikaans; emotion; measurement; model testing; POMS; South Africa; sport; STEMS; structural equations
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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