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Research methods. Scale development commenced by formulating items based on a total of 84 societal impacts of elite sport, detected during a systematic review. Next, a representative sample from the Belgian population (n=1102) was surveyed. An exploratory (EFA) followed by two confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) ware performed to assess and increase the scale’s adequacy. Multivariate analysis was employed to examine the role of contextual and individual variables.
Results and Findings. After a process of item exclusion, a 32-item model remained from which the goodness-of-fit indices were excellent, indicating high reliability. Furthermore, the results indicate that the Belgian population generally perceived more positive than negative societal impacts of elite sport.
Implications. The developed Measuring Elite Sports’ Societal Impact (MESSI) scale can serve as a useful tool for researchers seeking to measure the positive and negative impacts of elite sport to society and compare them across different nations. Moreover, the MESSI results could support evidence-based decision-making regarding elite sport investments.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2017|
|Event||VK Symposium - Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Campus Jette, Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 15 Dec 2017 → 15 Dec 2017
|Period||15/12/17 → 15/12/17|
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