ADAPTATION TO SPANISH AND VALIDATION OF THE SPORT TEAM SOCIALIZATION TACTICS QUESTIONNAIRE
The aim of the study was to adapt and validate the Sport Team Socialization Tactics Questionnaire (STSTQ) with amateur and semi-professional Spanish players. The participants were 437 male and female players aged 15 to 39 (M = 21.90; SD = 5.67). Confirmatory factor analysis was applied to test the three-factor structure: coach-initiated role communication tactics, serial socialization tactics and social inclusionary tactics. According to the results, the Spanish version of the STSTQ presented adequate index values in its original factor structure and acceptable internal consistency values. Moreover, the instrument presented adequate discriminating and concurrent validity and proved to be invariant regardless of the competitive level. These results suggest that the Spanish version of the STSTQ is a valid and reliable tool to assess socialization tactics in amateur and semi-professional team sports.