The influence of game location, either home or away, on self-confidence in female hockey players
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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This study identifies sources and types of confidence pertinent to four female hockey players, in relation to game location (home or away). Six sources of confidence were identified when playing at home: Preparation, performance accomplishments, competitive advantage, social support, experience, and trust. Six types of sport confidence were also identified: familiarity with the pitch, crowd, ability to achieve objectives, pre-game routine and ability to win. Ideographic profiles were constructed for each participant following a semi-structured qualitative interview. The results were discussed, in context with home/away comparisons, and linked to previous sport-confidence and home-advantage literature. Implications for sport psychologists and future research were also derived on understanding the complex role, through sources and types of self-confidence (preparation, familiarity with the pitch), on the home-advantage.
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