Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology & Public Health Education
This study was designed to examine the relationships among self-efficacy, team efficacy, and team performance in baseball. Team and self-efficacy questionnaires were given to 5 collegiate and 5 high school baseball teams. Official game statistics were factor analyzed to produce one offensive measure and one defensive measure. Overall, descriptive statistics demonstrated that players held high beliefs regarding their own and their teams abilities to perform successfully. The results of this study showed a high correlation between specific self-efficacy and the offensive performance measure. Therefore, self-efficacy was associated with offensive (hitting) success. There were no significant correlations between team defense and any of the self or team efficacy measures.
Sturm, Ryan Christopher, "The Relationships Among Self-Efficacy, Team Efficacy and Team Performance in Baseball" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 3207.