Camila C. Fonseca Bicalho *, Gislane Ferreira De Melo ** and Franco Noce ***
(*) Department of Human Movement Sciences, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Ibirité, Brazil
(**) Stricto Sensu Graduate in Physical Education, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
(***) Sports Departament, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
C. Fonseca Bicalho, C., Ferreira De Melo, G., Noce, F. (2021). Development and validation evidence for the Resilience Scale for Sport (RS-Sp). International Journal of Sport Psychology, 52(6), 494-526. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2021.52.494
This multistudy paper aims to develop and examine the psychometric properties of a Resilience Scale for Sport (RS-Sp). Two sub-studies were carried out: a) Develop the RS-Sp b) Verify the initial validity evidence of the RS-Sp. The first study develops the item to RS-Sp and provided content validity for an initial item set. 30 athletes and 5 experts judge participated. Five factors were identified that corresponded to the subscales of the RS-Sp with 73 items. The second study explored the initial validity evidence of the RS-Sp. The least strong items in each factor were removed, producing five 3-item subscales for the 15-item final version of the Rs-Sp for athlete. Overall, the RS-Sp was shown to be reliable to individual and team sports and sexes (Male and Female). The RS-Sp is recommended for examining components the psychological resilience in athletes, as well as the impact of resilience on sport performance.
Keywords: Athletes, Protective factors, Resilience Scale development, .