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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

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ORTEGA, Álvaro; SICILIA, Álvaro  and  GONZALEZ-CUTRE, David. Preliminary validation of the Parent-Initiated Motivational Climate Questionnaire-2 (PIMCQ-2). rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.45, n.1, pp.35-45. ISSN 0120-0534.

The purpose of this study was to validate the Parent-Initiated Motivational Climate Questionnaire-2 (PIMCQ-2) in the Spanish context. To achieve this goal, a sample of 108 tennis players aged between 12 and 17 was used. The psychometric properties of the PIMCQ-2 were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and an analysis of the internal consistency through Cronbach alpha. Convergent validity was also examined analyzing the correlations among parent-initiated motivational climate and coach motivational climate. The results showed the necessity to eliminate six items from the original instrument to obtain acceptable fit indices in confirmatory factor analysis, although the factor structure remained unchanged. Acceptable values of internal consistency were obtained for the three factors. There was also external evidence of validity, since the dimensions of parent-initiated motivational climate were related to the dimensions of coach motivational climate. In conclusion, this preliminary study showed that the Spanish version of the PIMCQ-2 revealed appropriate psychometric properties.

Keywords : Motivation; achievement goal theory; significant agents; tennis players.

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