Transcultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Life Skills Scale For Sport: LSSS-S

Raquel Pérez-Ordás, Javier Piñeiro-Cossio, Gemma Bermejo-Martínez, Andrés Fernández-Vergara

Submited: 2022-12-27 13:41:54 | Published: 2023-07-03 10:13:03

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol20-Issue2(2023)art182

Objective: The aim of this study was to translate and validate into Spanish the Life Skills Scale for Sport (LSSS) designed and validated by Cronin and Allen. The scale is divided into eight sub-dimensions: goal-seeking, teamwork, time management, emotional skills, interpersonal communication, social skills, leadership, and problem solving. Method: For the translation process, a validation between languages was performed. A double procedure was carried out with bilingual researchers related to the subject, translating from English to Spanish and, conversely. Subsequently for validation, 1251 students (59.8% women) between 15 and 29 years old from Spain and Chile answered the questionnaire. Results: Comparing initial results, the translated terms matched, and no relevant mismatch was found. The confirmatory factor analysis supported the factorial structure proposed by the original authors, showing acceptable fit indicators (RMSEA: 0.048; CFI: 0.93; TLI: 0.92), satisfactory internal consistency coefficient (0.980) and adequate item-total correlation (0.630). Conclusion: The instrument proves to be consistent in the evaluation of life skills in the Spanish-speaking population, presents adequate psychometric properties and is a reliable and valid instrument for the evaluation of life skills in contexts of physical activity and sport with a young population aged 15 to 29 years.


Pérez-Ordás R, Piñeiro-Cossio J, Bermejo-Martínez G, Fernández-Vergara A. Transcultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Life Skills Scale For Sport: LSSS-S. Journ. M. Health. 2023;20(2). Disponible en: doi:10.5027/jmh-Vol20-Issue2(2023)art182 [Accessed 30 nov. 2023].
Pérez-Ordás, R., Piñeiro-Cossio, J., Bermejo-Martínez, G., & Fernández-Vergara, A. (2023). Transcultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Life Skills Scale For Sport: LSSS-S. Journal of Movement & Health, 20(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol20-Issue2(2023)art182

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