An examination of sources and multidimensionality of self-confidence in collegiate athletes / by Moe Machida

Author(s): Machida, Moe
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Subjects: College athletes
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Material Type: Books
Language: English
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Published: Oxford, Ohio : Miami University, 2008
Physical Description: [1], vi, 109 p. : ill., PDF file
Additional Authors: Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Dept. of Kinesiology and Health
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Thesis (M.S.)--Miami University, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health, 2008
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Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among selected personality and social factors, sources and different types of confidence in collegiate athletes, using the sport-confidence model (Vealey, 1986; Vealey & Chase, 2008) as a guiding framework. Different types of confidence and sources were found to be associated with different factors. For example, task-involving motivational climate positively predicted athletes' selection of both controllable and uncontrollable sources of confidence, while ego-involving motivational climate did not appear as a significant predictor of both types of sources. Several dimensions of perfectionism(i.e. personal standards, doubts about actions, perceived coach pressure, concern over mistake) appeared as strong predictors of different types of confidence. The results also indicated a link between controllable sources of confidence and the level of confidence. Overall, the results from the present study supported the multidimensionality of athletes' confidence. Practical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed
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OCLC Number: 287319714