Syropoulou, A., Amprasi, E., Karageorgopoulou, M., Giannousi, M.*
School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, 69100 Komotini, Greece
The aim of this research was to translate the English self-report questionnaire of Ho and colleagues (2017) into Greek, determine the factor structure, validity and reliability of the Greek version of the questionnaire, expand knowledge on the psychometric behaviour of the measure and gain further empirical knowledge in the field. Participants were 347 primary school students with mild ID aged 7 to 12 (M= 9.64, SD = 1.364) years old. The underlying dimensions of the scale were checked with an Explanatory Factor Analysis (EFA). Cronbach’s α-coefficient was used to test the internal consistency reliability of the scale. Results from the factor analysis yielded five factors accounting for 60.73% of the variance. Reliability analysis indicated a satisfactory internal consistency estimate of reliability (Cronbach’s alpha value: 0.873) for the Greek version of the questionnaire. In conclusion, data confirm the validity of the Greek version of the questionnaire of Ho and colleagues (2017). Hence, the Greek version of the questionnaire of Ho and colleagues (2017) could be used as a useful instrument in research. Nevertheless, further examination is warranted in order to obtain additional information concerning the difficulties of exergaming experience on children’s attitudes towards immersive virtual reality exergames.
Keywords: Virtual reality; Exergame; Presence; Mood; Enjoyment.