Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology & Public Health Education
This study examined the relationship between athletes’ perceptions of their coaches’ confidence and team confidence in a sample of 272 collegiate soccer players (M = 19.84 years; SD = 1.42) from the NCAA and NAIA. Athletes’ perceptions of their coaches’ confidence were assessed using a modified version of the Coaching Efficacy Scale (CES) (Feltz, Chase, Moritz & Sullivan, 1999), and a single item measure asked participants to rate their perceptions of their coaches’ confidence. Team confidence was assessed using the Collective Efficacy Questionnaire for Sport (CEQS) (Short, Sullivan & Feltz, 2005). Athletes also reported the results of their team’s previous ten games. Results showed that athletes who perceived their coaches to be “just right” in confidence had more confidence in their team. Additionally, athletes on winning teams had more confidence in their coach and in their team’s capabilities than losing teams. Finally, correlations among the subscales from the CES and CEQS were all statistically significant. Results suggest that athletes’ perceptions of their coaches’ confidence relates to team confidence.
Atkinson, Frazer, "The Relationship Between Athletes' Perceptions Of Coaching Efficacy And Collective Efficacy In Collegiate Soccer" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1866.