2011, Volume 7, Issue 2

Training exercise performance questionnaire (TEPQ) - development study. A study on sportsmen from branches of Judo, Taekwondo, Karate



Turhan Toros1

1General Directorate of Youth and Sports, Ulus-Ankara, Turkey


Author for correspondence: Turhan Toros; General Directorate of Youth and Sports, Ulus-Ankara, Turkey; email: turhantoros[at]yahoo.com


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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: One of the factors ensuring individual development in training is proper and efficient training. That is why, this study aims to measure the training performance of sportsmen from branches of Judo, Taekwondo and Karate.
Material and Methods: The training performance scale which is a Likert scale consisting of 30 items was used for the purpose of data collection. The method was applied to 283 sportsmen (191 male and 92 female) in the initial application. Descriptive statistic techniques, factor analysis, cronbach alpha, analysis of variance, corrected item-total correlation and Pearson’s correlation tests were applied.
Results: After the analyses, the items that did not work properly were removed and the items were reduced to 18. The second application was carried out on 237 sportsmen. In this final application, the scale has got its final form by 2 factors of 16 items (Very Ambitious Training and Training By Obligation).
Conclusions: The reliability of the scale is acceptable (Cronbach’s Alpha: 0,76). Based on the results of the test performed on the scale, it was determined that the scale was reliable and valid and training performance scale can be used to predict the sportsman's training performance success.


Key words: scale development, training by obligation, training performance scale, very ambitious training