Dois tradutores (de lingua materna portuguesa) fizeram a traducao do FOLQ para o portugues.
Professores peritos na area de Aprendizagem Motora foram convidados a participar, no papel de juizes avaliadores, para verificar a adequacao dos itens do FOLQ quanto a pertinencia pratica, clareza de linguagem e dimensao teorica dos itens.
Em principio, o FOLQ foi elaborado a partir da similaridade entre aprendizagem observacional e pratica mental (Cumming et al., 2005; Paivio, 1985).
Ha numerosas possibilidades de uso do FOLQ em futuros estudos no Brasil.
Em conclusao, o FOLQ validado para a lingua portuguesa manteve suas caracteristicas psicometricas da versao original.
The functions of observational learning questionnaire (FOLQ).
Participants were provided with a Letter of Information and a description of the study, informed that participation was voluntary and that they could withdraw from the study at any time, and asked to complete the FOLQ. The questionnaire took approximately 10 minutes to complete.
As the FOLQ is a relatively new questionnaire and has received limited testing, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to ensure that the proposed factor structure of the FOLQ was supported in the current study.
Descriptive statistics were calculated for each of the three subscales of the FOLQ. A repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant differences in the extent to which athletes used the three functions of observational learning, F (2, 1280) = 535.90,p < .01.
In order to determine whether gender, competitive level (recreational, varsity), and sport type (individual, team) influenced athletes' use of observational learning, a 2 (gender) X 2 (competitive level) X 2 (sport type) MANOVA was conducted with the three subscales of the FOLQ serving as the dependent variables.
Using a bonferroni correction (p < .02), significant univariate effects were found for the skill, F(I, 633) = 7.38,p < .02, [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = .01, and strategy, F(I, 633) = 9.86, p < .02, [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = .02 subscales of the FOLQ. Individual sport athletes used more of the skill function than team sport athletes, whereas team sport athletes used more of the strategy function than individual sport athletes.
Prior to examining these hypotheses a CFA was conducted on the data since the FOLQ is a new instrument and has received limited psychometric testing.