Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Managerial Behaviour Instrument for the Brazilian Sport Organizations

Daiane M. de Freitas1, *, Maria J. Carvalho2, Israel T. da Costa3, António M. Fonseca2
1 Faculty of Biological Sciences and Health, FACISA/UNIVIÇOSA, Av. Maria de Paula Machado, 3815, Silvestre, Viçosa-MG, Brazil
2 Center of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D), Faculty of Sport of University of Porto, FADEUP, Portugal
3 Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

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The present study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Managerial Behaviour Instrument, Portuguese ver-sion, for the Brazilian sport federations. The sample was composed of 263 members of federations, including managerial (39.5%), technical (35.1%), executive (20.6%) bodies and others (4.9%). The study used descriptive, reliability and confirm-atory factor analyses. Values of internal consistency for the sub-factors ranged from 0.83 to 0.92, correlation between 0.37 and 0.79, and adequate values for six indices (χ2, χ2/df, CFI, NNFI, SRMR, RMSEA) of the global adjustment of the meas-urement model. Thus, the Portuguese version of the Managerial Behaviour Instrument has acceptable values for its psycho-metric properties that allow researchers to use it to study leadership competencies of sports managers.

Keywords: Competing Values Model, Leadership competencies, Psychometric properties, Sport federation, Sport manager.