Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

VALIDATION OF SCALE OF REASONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN ADVENTURE RAIDS

Abstract

Antonio Baena-Extremera, José David Ayala, Zaida María Ruíz-Fernández y Juan Carlos Escaravajal

Adventure Races are competitions of great physical and psychological toughness, therefore, raiders must have a strong motivation to participate in these races. However, today there are no instruments to assess these reasons, therefore, the aim of this study was to validate a scale reasons for participation in Adventure Races. The sample consisted of 272 competitors in the Spanish League of Adventure Races, who completed a questionnaire before each competition. Exploration, psychometrics and confirmatory factor analyzes were performed using SPSS and Lisrel program. The results show that can be extracted 4 factors of that scale, although the model presented in the correct settings confirmatory analysis, is the model of a factor, based on the reasons for adventure races practices. The data support the validity and reliability of this scale in this population.

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