Cross-cultural validity and reliability of physical self-perception profile

Asci F., Asci A., Zorba E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, vol.30, no.3, pp.399-406, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-406
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of "Physical Self-Perception Profile" for Turkish university, students. "Physical Self-Perception Profile" includes 5 subdomains which measure perception of sport competence, physical condition, body attractiveness, physical strength and physical self-worth. In order to test the test-retest reliability of the profile, the scale was administered to randomly selected 30 females and 30 males from Black Sea Technical University who studied physical education and sports as an elective course According to Pearson Product Moments Correlation analysis, the test-retest reliability coefficient ranged from .75 to .82 for males and .73 to .84 for females. Internal consistency and validity of the scale was tested for 107 females and 183 males from Black Sea Technical University who studied physical education and sport as an elective course. Internal consistency of the scale was .77 - .82 for males; .72 - .86 for females. Zero order and partial correlation analysis supported hierarchical structure of the scale. Factor analysis of the scale showed similarity to the original scale. As a result the scale is appropriate for Turkish university students.