AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOURCES OF CONFIDENCE AND RETURN TO SPORT FROM INJURY
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between sources of confidence and return to sport from injury. Injured athletes (N=61) with either a successful (N=31) or unsuccessful perception of their return to sport (N=30) completed the Modified Sources of Sport-Confidence Questionnaire (M-SSCQ; Magyar & Duda, 2000) and perception of success measure. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to examine differences in the sources of sport-confidence between the two groups. The results of the ANOVA indicated that athletes with successful perceptions of their return placed significantly more importance upon demonstration of ability (p<.001) and social support (p<.001) sources of confidence than athletes who perceived an unsuccessful return to sport. In contrast, athletes who perceived an unsuccessful return to sport placed significantly more importance on mental/physical preparation (p<.05) than athletes who perceived a successful return. These findings suggest that specific sources of confidence may be more beneficial than others in facilitating a successful return to sport. Further research of a qualitative nature could help to explain these differences in sources of confidence.
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