The development and psychometric properties of the multidimensional assessment of teamwork in sport

Desmond McEwan, Bruno D. Zumbo, Mark A. Eys, Mark R. Beauchamp

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The purpose of this research was to develop a questionnaire to assess the multidimensional construct of teamwork in sport and to examine various aspects of validity related to that instrument. A preliminary questionnaire was first created, and feedback on this instrument was then obtained from a sample of team-sport athletes (n = 30) and experts in sport psychology (n = 8). A modified version of the questionnaire was then completed by 607 athletes from 48 teams, and 5 multilevel confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to examine the structural properties of data derived from this instrument. Evidence of adequate modeldata fit along with measurement reliability was obtained for each of the 5 models. Taken together, the results from this research provide support for the content, substantive, and structural aspects of construct validity for data derived from the 66-item Multidimensional Assessment of Teamwork in Sport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-72
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • Effectiveness
  • Group
  • Processes
  • Team
  • Sports
  • Teamwork
  • Behaviour
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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