Mexican version of the Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction in Physical Education Scale

Jorge Zamarripa, Isabel Castillo, Inés Tomás, Maritza Delgado, Octavio Álvarez


The aim of this study was to translate into Spanish spoken in Mexico and examine the psychometric properties of the Mexican version of the basic psychological needs satisfaction in physical education scale (ESNPB-EF) in Mexican high school students. In the Study 1, translation and adaptation of the scale were done, factorial structure and reliability were tested in a sample of 293 students (Mage = 13.68 years, SD = 1.01); and in the second study the factorial structure and the invariance across gender were examined in a sample of 734 students (Mage = 13.7 years, SD = 1.09). The results revealed that a three factors structure (competence, autonomy and relatedness) was acceptable. Results supported the invariance of the ESNPBEF across gender and provided support for the internal consistency of the scale (α > .77). Overall, the Mexican version of the ESNPB-EF represents a valid and reliable adaptation of the instrument, which can be confidently used to measure satisfaction of the basic psychological needs in physical education students.


Basic Psychological Needs; Physical Education; Scale adaptation; Invariance

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