A comparison of confidence in team and individual athletes during the injury rehabilitation process
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The aim of the current study was to investigate the difference in self-confidence levels between team and individual sports athletes following injury. Secondly, to find out if any differences in the sources confidence used during rehabilitation are present between both sport-types. 21 previously injured athletes (n=21) that compete in team based sports (n=11) or individual based sports (n=10) participated. Both groups completed the Trait robustness of sports confidence inventory (TROSCI; Beattie et al., 2011) and the modified sources of sport confidence (M-SSCQ; Magyar & Duda, 2000). An independent samples ttest was conducted to assess the trait confidence levels between the two sport types. Results from this analysis found no significant difference between the two types of sport although individual based sports athletes reported higher self-confidence levels. A oneway analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to examine the differences in the sources of confidence utilised between sport-types. Results from the ANOVA found team based sports athletes emphasised a significantly higher importance on social support (p=0.02). In contrast, individual based sports athletes placed a higher importance on mastery although statistically insignificant (p=0.56). Both sport type ranked mental/physical preparation as the second most important source of confidence. These findings suggest that certain sources of confidence are important to both types of sport. However, certain sources of confidence are more important to one type of sport and not the other. From a practitioners perspective these results can potentially help improve interventions by basing these around the sources of confidence that each sport-type view as important. Future research adopting a repeated measures approach could provide further knowledge by finding if the importance of different confidence sources change throughout rehabilitation.
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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