A factorial approach in the development of a basketball rating scale to evaluate players in a game situation

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Norma M. Boetel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The primary purpose of this research was to develop a valid and reliable rating scale for use in evaluating the physical performance of female basketball players in a game situation. The secondary problems deriving from the formulation of the scale were (a) the identification of specific factors (items)for evaluating basketball skill in the competitive situation and (b) the feasibility of using factor analysis as a statistical technique for collapsing components of play into a viable rating scale. A theoretical structure of basketball performance was developed which included seven categories of basketball performance. A 96-item rating scale was designed which purportedly represented the seven categories: shooting ability and offensive moves, defensive moves and tactics, ball handling, rebounding, speed and quickness, body control and balance, and general floor play. The identification of the seven categories was based on an investigation of the literature, interviews with coaches and physical educators, and observation of individual players. The original 96-item rating scale was utilized to evaluate the performance of thirty-eight interscholastic and intercollegiate female basketball players.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Women basketball players $x Rating of
Basketball for women $x Ability testing

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