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Research article
Validity of the Brunel Mood Scale for use With Malaysian Athletes
Mohamad Faizal Lan1, Andrew M. Lane2, , Jolly Roy1, Nik Azma Hanin1
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1 National Sports Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
2 University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Andrew M. Lane
‚úČ University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WSI BD, UK
Email: A.M.Lane2@wlv.ac.uk
Publish Date
Received: 30-10-2011
Accepted: 25-01-2012
Published (online): 01-03-2012
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ABSTRACT

The aim of the present study was to investigate the factorial validity of the Brunel Mood Scale for use with Malaysian athletes. Athletes (N = 1485 athletes) competing at the Malaysian Games completed the Brunel of Mood Scale (BRUMS). Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) results indicated a Confirmatory Fit Index (CFI) of .90 and Root Mean Squared Error of Approximation (RMSEA) was 0.05. The CFI was below the 0.95 criterion for acceptability and the RMSEA value was within the limits for acceptability suggested by Hu and Bentler, 1999. We suggest that results provide some support for validity of the BRUMS for use with Malaysian athletes. Given the large sample size used in the present study, descriptive statistics could be used as normative data for Malaysian athletes.

Key words: Emotion, mood, affect, psychometrics, testing, construct validity


           Key Points
  • Findings from the present study lend support to the validity of the BRUMS for use with Malaysian athletes.
  • Given the size of the sample used in the present study, we suggest descriptive data be used as the normative data for researchers using the scale with Malaysian athletes.
  • It is suggested that future research investigate the effects of cultural differences on emotional states experienced by athletes before, during and post-competition.
 
 
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