The Application of Psychometric Testing in Sport and Performance Psychology

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The Application of Psychometric Testing in Sport and Performance Psychology

Abstract

The following thesis paper aimed to review and analyze the application of psychometric testing in sport and performance psychology. This thesis takes an in-depth look at the past literature surrounding the field of sports psychology and the various application of psychometric testing in sports to determine current problems in the field and propose a solution. Chapter one reviews the history of psychometric testing in sports, proposing that the application of psychometric testing in sports has changed and advanced in parallel with its use shifting from an amateur sporting environment to a professional sporting environment. Chapter two reviews the importance of using psychometric testing as a tool for elite athlete talent identification and the current short comings of its use. Chapter three suggests the issue with the current use of psychometric testing in elite athlete talent identification programs is the lack of validity and fidelity. Moreover, chapter three also proposes a solution to this problem, by identifying key psychological sports performance indicators and using these indicators to develop new psychometric testing. Finally, chapter four serves as a reflection on how the previous chapters relate to each other and relate to clinical psychology and sports coaching field placements.

Creator

Ethan Zirh

Date

5/1/2022

Contributor

Drs. Laurence Nolan & Jessica England
Psychology

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U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

33 pages

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

2022_Biopsychology_Zirh - Jessica England

Rights Holder

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

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Original Format

Thesis

Date Digital

2022

Citation

Ethan Zirh, “The Application of Psychometric Testing in Sport and Performance Psychology,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed December 4, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/19415.