Home > Journals > Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche > Past Issues > Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 November;172(11) > Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 November;172(11):869-76

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe PROMO
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints
Permissions

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES   

Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 November;172(11):869-76

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Assessing sport motivation in non-English speaking exercisers: validation of an Italian version of the Behavioural Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2 (BREQ-2)

Costa S., Oliva P., Cuzzocrea F., Larcan R.

Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy


PDF


Aim: Physical activity can be motivated by a variety of reasons and the self-determination theory offers a suitable framework for studying exercise behaviour. The Behavioural Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ-2) is a useful tool for assessing sport motivation in regular exercisers from the point of view of the Self-determination Theory. A measure of this construct is currently not available in Italian, and a validation process is required. In order to provide an initial psychometric evaluation of the Italian adaptation, we have translated the BREQ-2 to be used on Italian-speaking populations.
Methods: We administered the questionnaire to 576 regular gym users. The subjects were 290 males and 287 females recruited in gyms from different cities and provinces of Sicily and Calabria (Italy).
Results: Exploratory factor analysis conducted the same factor structural validity of the original instrument and of the translation in different language; Cronbach’s Alfa reveals an internal consistency and Spearman’s bivariate correlations show the instrument criterion validity. The questionnaire was sensitive in detecting sport motivation.
Conclusion: We conclude that the Italian version of the BREQ-2 has good psychometric characteristics that can make it a useful measure for behavioural regulations exercise, from the perspective of the Self-determination Theory, in the Italian context.

top of page