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dc.contributor.authorCromhout, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorSchutte, Lusilda
dc.contributor.authorWissing, Marié P.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-26T13:38:44Z
dc.date.available2019-02-26T13:38:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationCromhout, A. et al. 2018. Validation of the Basic Psychological Needs Scale in a South African student group. South African journal of psychology, 48(4):501-513. [https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246317728267]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0081-2463
dc.identifier.issn2078-208X (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/31862
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0081246317728267
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0081246317728267
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to validate the English version of the Basic Psychological Needs Scale with subscales Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness in a South African student sample. The participants were a nonprobability sample of 322 students from a South African university. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the scale’s factorial validity. Neither a one-factor nor a three-factor model fitted the original 21-item scale. After problematic items were removed, a 17-item Basic Psychological Needs Scale with a negatively worded method effect fitted the data best, but the fit was inadequate. Although the 17-item scale exhibited good convergent and discriminant validity, the internal consistency reliability remained low. The Basic Psychological Needs Scale had limited application in a South African student sample as a domain-general measure of basic psychological need satisfaction. Questions are raised regarding the extent to which the scale taps the construct under study in the current sampleen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.subjectBasic psychological needsen_US
dc.subjectConvergent and discriminant validityen_US
dc.subjectFactor structureen_US
dc.subjectInternal consistency reliabilityen_US
dc.subjectPsychometric propertiesen_US
dc.titleValidation of the Basic Psychological Needs Scale in a South African student groupen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13012584 - Schutte, Lusilda
dc.contributor.researchID10174524 - Wissing, Maria Philipina
dc.contributor.researchID11792833 - Cromhout, Amanda


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