# TEOSQ

The Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) (Duda 1989)[1] can be used to assess whether an individual defines success in a sporting context as "task orientated" or "ego orientated".

### Required Resources

To undertake this test you will require:

• Copy of the Questionnaire (see below)
• Assistant

### How to conduct the test

• The assistant explains the test protocol to the athlete:
• Consider the statement "I feel most successful in sport when…" and read each of the questions on the questionnaire below and indicate how much you personally agree with each statement by entering an appropriate score where:
• 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree
• The athlete completes the questionnaire - no time limit
• The assistant determines and records the athlete’s TEOSQ scores

## I feel most successful in sport when…

 Question Score 1) I am the only one who can do the play or skill 2) I learn a new skill and it makes me want to practice more 3) I can do better than my friends 4) The others cannot do as well as me 5) I learn something that is fun to do 6) Others mess up but I do not 7) I learn a new skill by trying hard 8) I work really hard 9) I score the most points/goals/hits, etc. 10) Something I learn makes me want to go practice more 11) I am the best 12) A skill I learn really feels right 13) I do my very best

0 (Zero) is treated as 1 and a value above 5 is treated as 5

### Assessment

Select the "Calculate" button for an assessment of your Ego & Task orientation.

 Ego Orientation (1 = Low ..... 5 = High) Task Orientation (1 = Low ..... 5 = High)

NaN = You did not enter a number as a score

#### Calculations

The Ego and Task orientation results are calculated are as follows (q=question):

• Ego Orientation = (q1 + q3 + q4 + q6 + q9 + q11) ÷ 6
• Task Orientation = (q2 + q5 + q7 + q8 + q10 + q12 + q13) ÷ 7

### Analysis

Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.

### Target Group

This test is suitable for anyone but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.

### Reliability

Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.

### Validity

Test validity refers to the degree to which the test actually measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made on the basis of test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development.

• No equipment required
• Simple to set up and conduct
• More than one athlete can conduct the test at the same time
• Can be conducted almost anywhere

• Assistant required to administer the test

### Referenced Material

1. Duda, J. L. (1989) Relationship between task and ego orientation and the perceived purpose of sport among high school athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, p. 318-335