Project information
Standardization of the Ottawa Mental Abilities in Sport Questionnaire OMSAT-3*

Project Identification
Project Period
4/2017 - 12/2017
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Masaryk University
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Sports Studies

Ottawa's Mental Skills Assessment Tool (OMSAT-3 *, Durand-Bush, Salmela, & Green-Demers, 2001) is a diagnostic tool that is widely used to assess the quality of mental skills of professional and amateur athletes which are important for achieving a top performance. It contains a total of forty-eight questions. It focuses on twelve mental skills - self-confidence, determination, goal setting, response to stress, fear management, relaxation and activation, focus, attention focus, imagination, mental training and competition planning. This project aims to complete the process of its standardization. The previous Czech version of the questionnaire (Vičar, 2016) did not show sufficient reliability at all scales, and the factor structure was not confirmed. Therefore, based on an analysis of the deficiencies, a modified OMSAT-3 version will be designed and its psychometric characteristics for the Czech cultural environment will be re-verified on a new population of athletes. This will provide a tool for diagnosing the mental component of sports performances. At the same time, a manual will be developed and published, analyzing the methods of administration of the test and the evaluation of the results as well as their interpretation.

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