Development and initial validation of the Organizational Stressor Indicator for Sport Performers (OSI-SP)

Rachel Arnold, David Fletcher, Kevin Daniels

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The series of related studies reported here describe the development and validation of the Organizational Stressor Indicator for Sport Performers (OSI-SP). In study 1, an expert and usability panel examined the content validity and applicability of an initial item pool. The resultant 96 items were analyzed with exploratory factor analyses in Study 2, with the factorial structure comprising 5 factors (viz., goals and development, logistics and operations, team and culture, coaching, selection) and 33 items. Using confirmatory factor analyses, Studies 3 and 4 found support for the 5-factor structure. Study 4 also provided evidence for the OSI-SP's concurrent validity and invariance across different groups. The OSI-SP is proposed as a valid and reliable measure of the organizational stressors encountered by sport performers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-196
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
EventMeeting of the International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


  • Athlete
  • Demands
  • Measurement
  • Occupational
  • Psychometric
  • Stress
  • adult
  • article
  • factorial analysis
  • female
  • human
  • male
  • mental stress
  • occupational health
  • psychological aspect
  • psychometry
  • questionnaire
  • reproducibility
  • standard
  • validation study
  • Atheletes
  • Factor Analysis
  • Statistical
  • Humans
  • Young Adult

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