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Development and validation of the Perceived Game-Specific Soccer Competence Scale


Forsman, H and Grasten, A and Blomqvist, M and Davids, K and Liukkonen, J and kontinnen, N, Development and validation of the Perceived Game-Specific Soccer Competence Scale, Journal of Sports Sciences, 34, (14) pp. 1319-1327. ISSN 0264-0414 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1125518


The objective of this study was to create a valid, self-reported, game-specific soccer competence scale. A structural model of perceived competence, performance measures and motivation was tested as the basis for the scale. A total of 1321 soccer players (261 females, 1060 males) ranging from 12 to 15 years (13.4 1.0 years) participated in the study. They completed the Perceived Game-Specific Soccer Competence Scale (PGSSCS), self-assessments of tactical skills and motivation, as well as technical and speed and agility tests. Results of factor analyses, tests of internal consistency and correlations between PGSSCS subscales, performance measures and motivation supported the reliability and validity of the PGSSCS. The scale can be considered a suitable instrument to assess perceived game-specific competence among young soccer players.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:perceived competence, game play abilities, talent development, motivation, soccer
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Sport and exercise psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Grasten, A (Dr Arto Grasten)
ID Code:119821
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-07
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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