Psychometric Properties Of Turkish Version Of Metacognition Applied To Physical Activities Scale (mapas-tr): A Study On Early Adolescents

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Year-Number: 2016-Volume 8, Issue 3

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of Metacognition Applied to Physical Activities Scale (Settani et al., 2012). The study sample consists of 145 (38.4%) female and 233 (61.6%) male students in their adolescence (aged 11-14). In order to explore the factor structure of the scale, the data set obtained was analyzed with Explanatory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Item analysis was carried out based on the 27% lower and upper group means difference for the criterion validity; and item-total correlation (rjx) and internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach’s alpha) calculations were done within the scope of reliability analyses for the factors that were found to have good fit with the data in the factorial model. All the results concerning the psychometric properties of the measurement instrument reveal that Metacognition Applied to Physical Activities Scale is a valid and reliable measurement instrument that can be used on school age individuals within the Turkish speaking society.

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of Metacognition Applied to Physical Activities Scale (Settani et al., 2012). The study sample consists of 145 (38.4%) female and 233 (61.6%) male students in their adolescence (aged 11-14). In order to explore the factor structure of the scale, the data set obtained was analyzed with Explanatory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Item analysis was carried out based on the 27% lower and upper group means difference for the criterion validity; and item-total correlation (rjx) and internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach’s alpha) calculations were done within the scope of reliability analyses for the factors that were found to have good fit with the data in the factorial model. All the results concerning the psychometric properties of the measurement instrument reveal that Metacognition Applied to Physical Activities Scale is a valid and reliable measurement instrument that can be used on school age individuals within the Turkish speaking society.

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