Confirmatory factor analysis of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2

Lane, Andrew M. and Sewell, David F. and Terry, Peter C. and Bartram, David and Nesti, Mark F. (1999) Confirmatory factor analysis of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17 (6). pp. 505-512. ISSN 0264-0414


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bstract]: The present study evaluated the factor structure of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2: Martens, Vealey, Burton, Bump, and Smith, 1990) using confirmatory factor analysis. Volunteer participants (N = 1,213) completed the CSAI-2 approximately 1 hour before competition and data were analysed in two samples. The hypothesised model showed poor fit indices in both samples independently and simultaneously, suggesting that the factor structure proposed by Martens et al. is flawed. The present results question the use of the CSAI-2 as a valid measure of competitive state anxiety.

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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 04:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety, CSAI-2, factorial validity, structural equation modelling, EQS
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/026404199365812

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