ADAPTATION OF THE ATTITUDES TO MORAL DECISION-MAKING IN YOUTH SPORT QUESTIONNAIRE-2 INTO TURKISH CULTURE: A VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY STUDY
The purpose of this study is to adapt the Attitudes to Moral Decision-Making in Youth Sport Questionnaire-2 (AMDYSQ-2, Whitehead and Ntoumanis; 2013) into Turkish culture. AMDYSQ-2 is the revised version of Attitudes to Moral Decision-Making in Youth Sport Questionnaire (Lee, Whitehead and Ntoumanis; 2007). It is a 3 factor, 15-item, 5 Likert type questionnaire. Data was collected from 286 student athletes aged between 11-19 (M=15,21; SD=2,26). Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient of the AMDYSQ-2 was found 0,82 and test retest reliability coefficient was found 0,95. The validity of the AMDYSQ-2 analyzed with exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis resulted 3 factors which explained 51.15% of the total variance. Fit indices for all parameters found to be in an acceptable level (Chi-square/df=2,32; GFI= 0,91; CFI= 0,95; NNFI= 0,93; RMSEA= 0,068; SRMR= 0,061). With this psychometric information, the structure obtained from the Turkish athletes was found to have similar characteristics with the original scale. As a result, it was determined that the data obtained from the Turkish form of AMDYSQ-2 scale was described by the theoretical structure and reliability coefficients were sufficient.