EFPA is grateful to the BPS
and the NIP for permission to build on their
criteria in developing the European model. All
intellectual property rights in the original BPS and
NIP criteria are acknowledged and remain with those
Areas of use. Sport counselling, training,
advice, guidance and career choice.
Intended mode of use.
Password restricted and open
access Internet delivered test.
Populations for which
the test is intended. Professional and amateur
athletes aged 16-65.
Number of scales and
brief description of the variable or variables
measured by the instrument. 4 higher order factors:
Achievement and Competitiveness, Confidence and
Resilience, Interaction and Sportsmanship, Power and
Agressiveness. 21 primary scales: Achievement,
Adaptability , Competitiveness, Conscientiousness,
Visualization, Intuition, Goal Setting, Managing
Pressure, Self-Efficacy, Fear of Failure Control,
Flow, Stress Management, Emotions, Self-Talk,
Self-Awareness, Ethics, Empathy, Relationships,
Aggressiveness, Power, Impression Management.
Items format. Normative.
No of test items. 168 items; 8 items per
Administration mode. Computerised web-based
application--unsupervised self assessment.
Time required for
administering the instrument. Administration takes 10-15
minutes. Scoring, analysis and feedback take under 1
Scoring procedure for
the test. Computer scoring with direct
entry of responses by test taker. Scores Scale
scores are the sum of scale items.
for standard scores. Normalised – scores obtained
by use of normalisation look-up table.
Scales used. Standard Ten Scores.
Report media. Integrated text and graphics.
Complexity. Medium - a mixture of simple
descriptions and some configural descriptions.
The report is constructed
around the 6 higher order factors and 20 primary
context. One version. Narrative
Based on interpretive judgement of one expert.
Not modifiable (fixed
Degree of finish. Publication quality.
Transparency. Clear linkage between scale
scores and text.
Style and tone. Guidance.
Intended recipients. Athletes and coaches.
local use, whether local or international norms. Large international sample
with good relevance for intended application. Sample
size Large – 5,000+.
foundations of the constructs. Synthesis of research on
Construct validity. Good coverage of sport
psychology factors and correlations with reported
success. Median correlation between the test and
marker variables = 0.6
reliability. Median of coefficients = 0.7.