Social support and self-confidence in team players in collegiate sport.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataDangos cofnod eitem llawn
The present study aimed to examine how the constructs of social support affect athletes’ self-confidence. Female participants (n= 9), ranging from ages 19 to 22 (M= 20.7 SD= ± 0.87), were interviewed using a semi-structured guide. The participants’ sports comprised of netball (n=3), hockey (n=3) and cricket (n=3). Using the same open-ended questions and probes, for all participants, allowed consistently detailed responses to be given (Patton, 2002) and promoted natural conversation. Content analysis was used to analyse the transcripts, where an inductive approach was based upon a deductive framework. Emergent themes suggest social support was a source of confidence, and also underpinned other sources identified in previous literature, such as mastery, demonstration of ability and physical preparation (Vealey et al., 1998). Received support, particularly informational and esteem, influenced confidence more than perceived available support, with providers playing an important role. These results suggest coaches and support providers should discover where athletes derive their confidence from and then become educated in how their support could foster such confidence. Future research should look to consider males and investigate the impact social support has of their self-confidence in comparison to females.
Yn dangos eitemau sy’n perthyn drwy deitl, awdur, pwnc a chrynodeb.
Silk, Victoria (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2013)Vealey and Chase’s (2008) conceptualisation of sport confidence recognised that athlete characteristics and organisational culture affect the manifestation of sport confidence within athletes’. The framework also indicated ...
Wain, Miriam (2012)Teacher’s confidence in teaching music in the primary school has been researched for many years. Yet over the past years teacher’s confidence has become more of an issue because it seemed as though they believed that ...
An ideographic approach to the sources and types of confidence in elite and non-elite Netball players Curtis, Hayley (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2009)The purpose of the study was to use an ideographic measurement to investigate sources and types of confidence salient to elite and non-elite netballers. Fifteen athletes' (seven elite and eight non-elite) completed confidence ...