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Fomin A.E., Zharkov A.V. Development and testing of questionnaire that measures students' beliefs about the possibility of combining training and sports

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2020.3.p547-553
Development and testing of questionnaire that measures students' beliefs about the possibility of combining training and sports
Andrey Evgenyevich Fomin, the candidate of psychological sciences, Aleksandr Vitalievich Zharkov, the post-graduate student, Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University

The article presents the results of theoretical elaboration, designing and psychometric testing of a questionnaire intended to assess the beliefs of students in the possibility to combine educational and sports activities. The relevance of the creation and use of the questionnaire is justified by the need to study the complex and ambiguous relations of teaching and sports in the structure of the general activity of students. Theoretical analysis showed that the psychological design measured by the questionnaire should be marked as praxeological beliefs of the students, regarding the combination of teaching and sports. The exploratory factor analysis (method of principal components) of the initial points of the questionnaire revealed two factors, which are interpreted as positive and negative beliefs of the subjects in the possibility to combine sports and training activities. Testing the questionnaire showed its psychometric reliability and validity. In conclusion, possible prospects of using the questionnaire for scientific and practical purposes were discussed.
Keywords: educational activity, sports activity, praxeology, praxeological beliefs, reliability, validity.
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