Confirmatory factor analysis of the Brief Resilience Scale for Brazilian athletes

  • Angela Nogueira-Neves Escola de Educação Física do Exército
  • Franciele Pires Barbosa Universidade Paulista UNIP
  • Marcos Paulo Sena da Silva Escola de Educação Física do Exército
  • Maria Regina Ferreira Brandão Universidade São Judas Tadeu
  • Marcelo Callegari Zanetti Universidade São Judas Tadeu

Resumen

In general studies of resilience, the traumatic events, stressors and risks tend to be events that astonish the person. In the sports setting, it is not always true, since athletes actively seek for challenging situations. e pressure to perform at a high standard, worries about job security and injury, diculties balancing sport and social life commitments, lack of coach feedback, lack of social support in competition and training are some specic stressor in sports settings. The aim of this study was to adapt cross-culturally and examine the psychometric properties of the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) for Brazilian athletes. Following the cross-cultural adaptation of the original English scale, data were collected from 330 athletes (18 - 44 years of age) of both sexes. The original model of the scale was tested, with conrmatory factor analysis, using LISREL software (version 8.51). A satisfactory t for the Brazilian model with one factor and six items was found (χ2 = 18.32, p <.001; RMSEA = .07; GFI = .993; AGFI = .97;, NFI = .979; CFI = .993; NNFI = .986; χ2 /Df = 2.61), replicating the original structure of the scale. Satisfactory evidence of construct validity and internal consistency were also generated through analysis of factor loadings, t-values, Cronbach’s alpha, and construct reliability tests. The BRS appears to be a valid and reliable scale to assess resilience among Brazilian athletes. 

Biografía del autor

Angela Nogueira-Neves, Escola de Educação Física do Exército

Angela Nogueira Neves, PhD
Escola de Educação Física do Exército
Divisão de Pesquisa e Extensão

Franciele Pires Barbosa, Universidade Paulista UNIP

Franciele Pires Brabosa, BsC

Universidade Paulista UNIP

Marcos Paulo Sena da Silva, Escola de Educação Física do Exército

Marcos Paulo Sena da Silva, BsC

Escola de Educação Física do Exército

Maria Regina Ferreira Brandão, Universidade São Judas Tadeu

Maria Regina Ferreira Brandão, PhD

Universidade São Judas Tadeu 

Marcelo Callegari Zanetti, Universidade São Judas Tadeu

Marcelo Callegari Zanetti, PhD

Universidade São Judas Tadeu

Publicado
08-02-2018
Sección
Psicología del Deporte