Title

Self-presentation in sport: initial development of a scale for measuring athletes' competitive self-presentation concerns

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Williams, M., Hudson, J. & Lawson, R. J. (1999). Self-presentation in sport: initial development of a scale for measuring athletes' competitive self-presentation concerns. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, 27 (5), 487-502.

Abstract

Self-presentation theory explains some of the underpinnings of anxiety/stress in competitive sport (Leary, 1992). James and Collins (1997) revealed that competitive selfpresentation concerns (CSPC) are implicated in some competitive anxiety/stress experienced by athletes. Measures are therefore needed to assess athletes' CSPC. This study's aim was to develop such a tool. Four subscales were proposed and were supported by a confirmatory factor analysis (GFI = 0.92). These were as follows: concern over the impression made on others; fear of appearing incompetent; concern over current form, and fear of appearing unable to cope with pressure. The scale's temporal stability and internal consistency were acceptable - but limited convergent validity was demonstrated. Recommendations are made for the scale's application and further development.

RIS ID

101643

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1999.27.5.487