THE FIRST TEST OF ATTITUDES INSTRUMENT FOR SPORTS COMPETITION IN ATHLETICS
Authors: VINICIUS BARROSO HIROTA, ROGÉRIO MARQUES MARCELINO DOS ANJOS, EDIONE NAJAN GUEDES FERREIRA, ADEMIR DE MARCO
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This descriptive study aims to test an instrument of attitudes toward sports competition of athletics competitive level, from 25 athletics athletes aged 14 to 20 years (15.60±1.41years, coefficient of variation of 9.06%) of both gender (14 male and 11 female); the instrument use was the Attitudes Instrument for Sports Competition, designed by Brito (1998) for the mathematics, adapted by Hirota, Diniz, Silva, Lima, Verardi, and DeMarco, (2014) to sport competition, and for testing the reliability the Alpha´s Cronbach Coefficient was used, follows by calculation of the average, median, score and standard deviation, by using SPSS. The result shows that the reliability of the instrument was a good performance, displaying 0.84 and 0.78 for positive and negative attitudes respect. The male average of positive and negative attitudes are higher than female significant, as the positive attitudes of both gender are also higher then negative, concluding that the instrument are able to be used in athletics and be testing in other sports.