The purpose of this study is to adapt Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory (PFAI) which is developed by Conroy et.al. (2004) into Turkish population, and to examine the structure in a Turkish athlete sample. Inventory has five factors which are Fear of Experiencing Shame and Embarrassment, Fear of Devaluing Ones Self Estimate, Fear of Uncertain Future, Fear of Important Others Losing Interest, Fear of Upsetting Important Others. Sample is consisting of 251 female ( =22.42, SD=1.79), 401 male ( =23.62, SD=2.28) and total of 652( =23.16, SD= 2.18) athletes. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to test factor structure of the instrument. Models fit indexes revealed a perfect fit χ² / sd= 713.47/256=2.78 and other goodness of fit criteria was found to be RMSEA = 0.052, SRMR = 0.051, GFI = 0.92, AGFI = 0.90, NFI = 0.86; NNFI = 0.89, CFI = 0.91 ve IFI = 0.91. It can be concluded that PFAI can be used on Turkish athletes.
Keywords: Fear of Failure, Reliability, Validity