Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

SPORT COMMITMENT IN MEXICAN YOUTH

Abstract

Rafael Peñaloza Gómez, Patricia Andrade Palos, J. Carlos Jaenes Sánchez y M. del Pilar Méndez Sánchez

Sport commitment has been conceptualized as a psychological
construct that reflects the desire and resolution to persist in the sports effort
over a period of time. The objective of this research was to determine the
composition of the sport commitment model of Scanlan et al. (2009) is
significant in a sample of 228 Mexican athletes. We used the sport commitment
questionnaire with some modifications. A structural model was made and
showed appropriate fit indices and explained the 38% variance of sport
commitment, the enjoyment factor being the main predictor of commitment.

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