Bibliography on Psychological Tests Used in Research and Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: LeUnes, Arnold
Year:2002
Pages:408
ISBN:0-7734-7001-8
978-0-7734-7001-9
Price:299.95

Reviews

"LeUnes's bibliography assists researchers, practitioners, and students investigating the psychology of sport and exercise by providing a reference source that both identifies and categorizes relevant assessment inventories and cites related research. The book includes 2,287 references by more than 30,000 contributors, covering 73 psychometric instruments, 65 sports, and 18 sports-related categories. The numbered citations are listed alphabetically under major types of assessment devices, including "Measures of Enduring Traits" (e.g., aggression, authoritarianism/Machiavellianism, locus of control, optimism/pessimism, self-concept/self-esteem/self-actualization, sensation seeking), "Measures of Temporary States" (anxiety/depression/mood), "Sport-Specific Measures" (aggression, anxiety, group cohesion/leadership, motivation), and "Measures of Response Tendencies" (Marlowe-Crowne Scale of Social Desirability). The 73 assessment instruments are listed in the table of contents under the appropriate trait in each section; the inclusion of an alphabetical index by test name would have been useful. The final two chapters are indexes by sport and by author. The author has been involved with research on the psychometric assessment of athletes for over 35 years and has published extensively in the field, making him a highly qualified compiler. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." - CHOICE

“Locating useful psychological assessment inventories, becoming familiar with their psychometric strengths and weaknesses, and locating and assimilating the essential related references is a large undertaking. That undertaking has been made less arduous by the compilation amassed over the past four years by Dr. LeUnes and his students. It is a pleasure to recommend this work to the researchers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students in sport and exercise psychology.” – Jack R. Nation

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Section One: Measures of Enduring Traits
Aggression
Authoritarianism/Machiavellianism
Burnout
Eating Disorders
Locus of Control
Omnibus Personality Inventories
Optimism/Pessimism
Self-Concept/Self-Esteem/Self-Actualization
Sensation Seeking
Sex-Role Orientation
Section Two: Measures of Temporary States
Anxiety/Depression
Section Three: Sport-Specific Measures
Aggression
Anxiety
Attributions
Group Cohesion/Leadership
Mental Skills in Sport
Motivation
Self-Concept/Self-Confidence/Self-Efficacy
Miscellaneous Sport Inventories
Section Four: Measure of Response Tendencies
List of Authors
List of Sports