INTRODUCING THE SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION SYSTEM
Brent S. Rushall, San Diego State University and Sports Science Associates.
THE MOST COMPLETE AND MODERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZATIONS, UNIVERSITIES, SPORT PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND COACHES
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION SYSTEM
The SPCS is appropriate for use by psychologists and educators who provide services for athletes, teams; and coaches; athletic department advisors and counselors; sport training institutes; sport medicine centers; and sport psychology teachers and researchers. The SPCS can serve as the focal point for establishing applied sport psychology laboratories and testing services in universities, colleges, and institutes. It provides the most extensive applied information about athletes and coaches that is currently available.
The SPCS can be used for individual and group consultations, athlete and coach assessments, the construction of research data bases, and the initiation of research projects.
THE SPCS IS AN MSDOS SYSTEM AND CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
14 5 1/4 or 3 1/2 inch floppy disks
55 computer programs
100 diagnostic files
18 sample data files
100 sport-specific, scientifically-developed, psychological tests with answer sheets and standardized instructions
The MSDOS User's Manual for the Sport Psychology Consultation System
The Handbook for Understanding, Interpreting, and Using Tests Contained in the Sport Psychology Consultation System
The Handbook for Using the Non-computerized Assessment Tools in the Sport Psychology Consultation System
An SPCS user obtains the right to reproduce the supplied testing materials under a generous copyright delegation. Computer programs and files are copyrighted but can be used for a particular computer system. This provides the opportunity for extensive use of testing materials and the computer analyses that are contained in the SPCS.
THE SPCS MAINTAINS THE STATUS OF BEING THE MOST MODERN SYSTEM OF ITS TYPE ANYWHERE.
Sport psychology consultants can now increase their accountability and credibility by being able to provide athletes and coaches with instantaneous or concurrent test results in either printed or display screen format. Athletes are able to leave a testing site with test results that they can understand.
The SPCS provides a variety of analysis forms. A unique feature that is common to a majority of the tests is subject readable results. In the test development process, the added step of having analyses validated by athletes for readability, utility, and accuracy means that the products of SPCS services are acceptable and understandable to most individuals.
The SPCS is customized for the user. This means that every test analysis that is produced has the user's name and affiliation on the first page of each report. This expands the potential influence of the user as well as providing valuable advertising benefits.
THE TESTS IN THE SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION SYSTEM
The Coach Evaluation Questionnaire (CEQ)
The Sport Locus of Control (IE) Scale
The Achievement Motivations Scale for Sporting Environments (AMSSE)
Behavioral Inventories for Athletes (Athlete Inventory 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Psychological Inventories for Baseball Players (Baseball Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Basketball Players ( Basketball Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Behavioral Inventories for Ice-hockey Players (Hockey Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Competitive Rowers (Rowing Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Soccer Players (Soccer Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Competitive Swimmers (Swimming Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Tennis Players (Tennis Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Psychological Inventories for Volleyball Players (Volleyball Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Behavioral Inventories for Cross-country Skiers (Cross-country Ski Inventory 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Pre-competition Psychological Checklist (PCPC)
Daily Analyses of Life-demands for Athletes (DALDA)
Sport Pressure Checklist (SPC)
Champion Characteristics Checklist (CCC)
All these tests have been evaluated under peer review methods and are in the published or thesis literature. The above testing materials are supplied in master copy form for reproduction. Each test contains a test booklet, standardized administration procedures, answer sheets, and scoring information where appropriate. A fully explained, industry standard user's manual details how to use all the functions and programs included in the system.
The texts, Handbook for Understanding, Interpreting, and Using the Tests Contained in the Sport Psychology Consultation System, and Handbook for Using Non-computerized Assessment Tools in the Sport Psychology Consultation System, and included with the SPCS in master form. Not only do these volumes document the development of each SPCS test, but they also explain the interpretation of each test score where scores are computed. They are valuable additions to help SPCS users progress in using the system. They are invaluable to students in educational settings for they allow them to understand the SPCS tools without seeking help from professors.
The complete SPCS can be purchased. Ownership provides the opportunity to reproduce, under limited copyright, all the tests that are supplied, as well as providing full software support to perform analyses of the tests. This system is the most extensive analytical system for psychologists available. Future additions to the SPCS can be purchased separately when they become available. The volume of materials and software in the SPCS justifies the purchase cost.
A demonstration package that illustrates how the SPCS would work on any MSDOS computer system is available. The components of the package are:
- A copy of Behavioral Inventories for Ice-hockey Players, a floppy disk that contains the programs DISPLAY.EXE and GROUP.EXE and the necessary files that make them run, a booklet that explains how to run the demonstration package, and a copy of an SPCS order form.
The materials that are contained in the demonstration package are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced in total or in part. There is a US$50 cost for the demonstration package. If an SPCS is purchased, then the $50 serves as the shipping and handling fee for the system. A request form for the demonstration package can be obtained by emailing Dr. Brent Rushall and requesting information and the demonstration package application form.
Mailed inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Brent S. Rushall
Sports Science Associates
4225 Orchard Drive
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