Adaptation of ABQ for the burnout measurement burnout in young Cape Verdean soccer players

Cristina De Francisco Palacios, Euclides Manuel Lopes Furtado, Constantino Arce Fernández


The ABQ is a questionnaire to measurement of athlete burnout. It was elaborated with the responses of athletes of United States. The present study was the objective of adapt the ABQ to sport context of Cape Verde with Portuguese language. The Portuguese version of ABQ was administered to a sample of 400 soccer players of both sexes and with ages between 14 and 18 years old.  A model with three factors as the original was specified using confirmatory factor analysis: physical/emotional exhaustion (PEE), sport devaluation (SD), reduced sense of accomplishment and (RSA). Overall fit of the model, fit individual parameters and values of reliability were satisfactory. Regarding to the gender of athletes, evidence of invariance model was confirmed in factorial loads and in correlations between factors, but not in measurement errors. In conclusion, this study shows that Portuguese version of ABQ  can be used in Cape Verde with sufficient psychometric guarantees.


ABQ; Factor validation; Soccer

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