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RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY STUDY OF AN ABILITY TEST BATTERY PECULIAR TO BASKETBALL

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Author(s): Olcay MÜLAZIMOĞLU | Vedat AYAN | E.Dilek MÜLAZIMOĞLU

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;

Keywords: basketball | child | ability selection | test battery | validity | reliability

ABSTRACT
Purpose: In this study, in order to determine basketball ability levels of 8-10 years old girls and boys, we aimed to develop ability test battery for basketball and study its reliability and validity.Methodology: 91 fourth grade students (52 girls and 39 boys) studying at Akyurt Elementary School in Ankara participated in this study in 2006-2007. The test battery used in the study is composed of six sub-sections: a test of throwing a ball into a hoop from the air (shooting), a test of throwing a bouncing ball into a hoop (bounce shooting), a test of dribbling, a test of bringing down pins (bowling), a test of throwing a ball to a target on a wall (passing to the target), and a test of fast passing on a wall (speed pass). “Content validity methodology” was used in examining validity of test battery and “Cronbach Alfa” coefficient was used in analyzing the reliability. Results: In the study, reliability coefficient for the whole basketball ability test battery was found to be α=0.76. Reliability coefficients of each sections of the test battery were found as α=0.70 for the test of throwing a ball into a hoop from the air, α=0.67 for the test of throwing a bouncing ball into a hoop, α=0.95 for the test of dribbling, α=0.74 for the a test of bringing down pins, α=0.80 for the test of throwing a ball to a target on a wall, and α=0.89 for the test of fast passing on a wall. Conclusion: The data collected in our study suggest that basketball ability test applied to this age group can be used validly and reliably. We believe that the exercises in the test battery will help predicting the children’s basketball ability levels and will make contribution to ability selection efforts.
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