The purpose of this paper was to design and validate a questionnaire about the perceptions of elite student-athletes at university relating to their dual career. In the initial creation of the instrument, constructs were defined and three dimensions were established: academic life, sporting life and sports tutor. After a process of ‘back translation’, experts (n = 8) agreed the construct to ensure content validity, the dimensions and the questionnaire questions. Statistical analysis of the items showed adequate comprehension to confirm content validity of participants (n = 30). In construct validity (n = 73), the results showed correct psychometric quality, internal consistency, reliability and adequacy of the structural model. The instrument had evidence of external validity, since the results were congruent with the main findings of the research. This questionnaire was found to be a valid and reliable assessment instrument, consisting of 85 questions (in Spanish and English language), that enables the perception of elite student-athletes to be known about their dual career whilst at university.
|Journal||Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte |
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2016|
- dual career
- academic study and sport
- learning process
- tutoring for student- athletes