Psychometric properties of the talent development environment questionnaire with Chinese talented athletes

Chunxiao LI, Russell J. J. MARTINDALE, Yandan WU, Gangyan SI

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Abstract

The development of talented athletes is a priority for many countries across the world, including China. A validated Chinese 5-factor Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5) would go some way in helping researchers and practitioners investigate talent development systems within China from an evidence-based perspective. For this purpose, the 25-item English TDEQ-5 was translated to Chinese through a standardised process. The translated scale was then administered to 538 talented Chinese youth athletes. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed adequate model fit of the scale. The internal reliability, concurrent and discriminant validity, and test–retest reliability of the scale were adequately supported. The scale was also invariant across gender. It is recommended that the Chinese TDEQ-5 can be used with confidence in both applied and research settings. Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume36
Issue number1
Early online dateJan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Aptitude
Psychometrics
Athletes
China
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
Research Personnel
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Li, C., Martindale, R., Wu, Y., & Si, G. (2018). Psychometric properties of the talent development environment questionnaire with Chinese talented athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(1), 79-85.

Keywords

  • Talent development
  • Environment
  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • China