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PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF THE LEADERSHIP SCALE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS 

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective: The current research aimed to adapt and preliminary analyse the psychometric properties of the Leadership Scale for Physical Education in the Spanish Physical Education context. Material and methods: The participants were 478 (220 boys and 258 girls; Mage = 14,15, SDage = 1,06) secondary school students who received two weekly compulsory Physical Education classes. Results: The results from the confirmatory factor analysis psychometrically supported a 12-item four-factor correlated model, which was invariant across gender. The reliability analysis respectively showed adequate values for each factor. The linear regression analysis displayed that democratic style, teaching and instruction and situational consideration positively predicted autonomous motivation, while autocratic style positively predicted controlled motivation and amotivation. Conclusions: Evidence is provided to consider the Leadership Scale for Physical Education as a valid and reliable instrument to measure leadership behaviour adopted by physical education teachers during the teaching and learning process in Physical Education.

 

KEY WORDS

Teacher leadership; leadership behaviour; teacher interpersonal behaviour; teacher interpersonal style; teacher behaviour; Physical Education Pedagogy.

 

  

 
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