Development and validation of a mood measure for adolescents

Terry, Peter C. and Lane, Andrew M. and Lane, Helen J. and Keohane, Lee (1999) Development and validation of a mood measure for adolescents. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17 (11). pp. 861-872. ISSN 0264-0414


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[Abstract]: The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a shortened version of the Profile of Mood States (McNair et al, 1971) suitable for use with adolescents. The Profile of Mood States-Adolescents (POMS-A) was administered to 1,693 participants from two populations; (a) school children, and (b) young athletes. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the factorial validity of a 24-item six-factor model using both independent and multisample analyses. Correlations of POMS-A scores with previously validated inventories, which were consistent with theoretical predictions, provided evidence of criterion validity. It is proposed that the POMS-A is a valid instrument for the assessment of mood in adolescents.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2008 03:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: measurement, sport, structural equations, model testing, emotions
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/026404199365425

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