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Avaliação Psicológica

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BORREGO, Carla Chicau et al. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Group Environment Questionnaire portuguese version. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 359-369. ISSN 1677-0471.

The purpose of this study was to validate the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ), in Portuguese as adopt de name of Questionário de Ambiente de Grupo (QAG), as a measure to evaluate the group cohesion in Portuguese sports teams, in a competitive context, and its support by the conceptual model developed by Carron et al. (1985), through confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Participated in the study, four hundred sixty-seven (467) athletes of different sports, with aged between 14 and 21 years (M = 16.5, SD = 1.7). The reliability results of the of the final the Portuguese version of the GEQ, consisting of 13 items, revealed good internal reliability coefficients with values range from .70 for IG-T dimension to .86 in AIG-S dimension. All coefficients exceeded the recommended minimum value of a = .70, recommended by Nunnaly (1978). The global indicators resulting from AFC revealed good fit indices for the GEQ: S-Bχ2 =119.34, gl.=55, p= .001, GFI = .96; RobustCFI = .97, TLI / NNFI = .96, SRMR = .034, RMSEA (90% CI) = .049 (.039 - .058), expressing is quality. Therefore, this study point out that evaluation of group cohesion in sports teams of Portugal, with GEQ, are valid and reliable.

Keywords : Group cohesion; sport teams; validation.

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