Adaptation and validation of the psychological need thwarting scale in Spanish physical education teachers

Cuevas, Ricardo, Sánchez-Oliva, David, Bartholomew, Kimberley J., Ntoumanis, Nikos and García-Calvo, Tomás (2015) Adaptation and validation of the psychological need thwarting scale in Spanish physical education teachers. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18. ISSN 1138-7416

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: burnout,psychological need thwarting,self-determination
Faculty \ School:
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 00:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56431
DOI: 10.1017/sjp.2015.56

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