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Die ontwikkeling van 'n sport-spesifieke irrasionele kognisieskaal

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dc.contributor.author Van der Veen H en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:21Z
dc.date.created 1990 en
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9775
dc.description.abstract Literature concedes a scarcity of theories to the sub-discipline of sport psychology. Inevitably constructs, derived from the general discipline of psychology, have been assimilated without sufficient concern for their applicability. Rational-emotive theory may be regarded as relevant within the sport psychological context due to its stress on cognition as the mediator of behaviour and to its applicability to psychological educational programmes - aspects in accordance with the consensual role of the sport psychologist. It concludes that the development of sport psychological measures of irrational beliefs may facilitate the development of a theory specific to sport psychology, as well as providing a context-relevant assessment procedure. The explicit goal was the development of a sport specific questionnaire, the irrational belief scale for athletes (IBS-A), which is intended to assess irrational beliefs among track and field athletes. Irrationality was conceptualized in accordance with Ellis' formulation of twelve core irrationalities. Item selection commenced with the goal of maximizing internal homogeneity consistent with the primary aim of variable description and assessment, rather than prediction. An item's correlation to the subtest from which it was derived, was decisive in its inclusion within the final format. Despite limitations of the IBS-A, and the controversies surrounding theories of irrationality, measurement, and sport, specific recommendations have been formulated. It is suggested that the indices of temporal stability and discriminant validity be computed, as must the correlation between athletic performance and irrationality and that further item selection methods which increase subscale heterogeneity (e.g. a factor analysis) could be employed in order to extract purer dimensions of athletics-related irrational beliefs. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Die ontwikkeling van 'n sport-spesifieke irrasionele kognisieskaal en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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