Adaptation and Validation of the Psychological Need Thwarting Scale in Spanish Physical Education Teachers
|dc.identifier.citation||Cuevas, R. and Sánchez-Oliva, D. and Bartholomew, K. and Ntoumanis, N. and García-Calvo, T. 2015. Adaptation and Validation of the Psychological Need Thwarting Scale in Spanish Physical Education Teachers. Spanish Journal of Psychology. 18 (e53): pp. 1-9.|
Drawing from self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985; Ryan & Deci, 2002), the aim of the study was to adapt and validate a Spanish version of the Psychological Need Thwarting Scale (PNTS; Bartholomew, Ntoumanis, Ryan, & Thørgersen-Ntoumani, 2011) in the educational domain. Psychological need thwarting and burnout were assessed in 619 physical education teachers from several high schools in Spain. Overall, the adapted measure demonstrated good content, factorial (χ2/gl = 4.87, p < .01, CFI = .95, IFI = .96, TLI = .94, RMSEA = .08, SRMR = .05), and external validity, as well as internal consistency (α ≥ .81) and invariance across gender. Moreover, burnout was strongly predicted by teachers’ perceptions of competence (β = .53, p ≤ .01), autonomy (β = .34, p ≤ .01), and relatedness (β = .31, p ≤ .01) need thwarting. In conclusion, these results support the Spanish version of the PNTS as a valid and reliable instrument for assessing the understudied concept of psychological need thwarting in teachers.
|dc.publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|dc.title||Adaptation and Validation of the Psychological Need Thwarting Scale in Spanish Physical Education Teachers|
|dcterms.source.title||Spanish Journal of Psychology|
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|curtin.department||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|