Die meting van assertiwiteit by netbalspelers

  • Ranel E. Venter
  • Justus R. Potgieter


The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire that measures the assertiveness of netball players. The identification of typical characteristics and assessment by experts regarding the correctness and technical presentation of the items resulted in a preliminary questionnaire. The item analysis for the reduction of items took place by applying the homogeneity approach and the correlation of the score of each item with the total score. Ninety-two senior netball players participated in the major phase of this study. The players completed the preliminary questionnaire on assertiveness as well as the South African Personality Questionnaire that served as criterion measure for establishing the validity of the final form of 22-items. Internal consistency reliability was determined by means of the split-half-method. Both the reliability (r = 0.834) and validity (r = 0.297; p < 0.01) of the instrument proved to be satisfactory. It was concluded that this questionnaire is suitable for use in a netball setting.

(S. African J. for Research in Sport, Physical Ed. and Recreation: 2003 25 (1): 115-123)

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