ERIC Number: ED458478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Influence of Achievement Beliefs on Adolescent Girls' Sport Confidence Sources.
Magyar, T. Michelle; Feltz, Deborah L.
A study was conducted on the influence of female athletes' dispositional and situational tendencies on the selection of sources of sport confidence. It hypothesized that task orientation and perceptions of mastery climate would be positively associated with the selection of maladaptive or normative sources of confidence. Participants were 180 females between the ages of 12 and 18 playing competitive volleyball. Consistent with the hypothesis, task orientation and perceptions of mastery climate were positively associated with adaptive sources of sport confidence as well as social sources. Ego orientation was positively associated with maladaptive sources of confidence. Perceptions of mastery climate supported a mediational rather than a moderational role for motivational climate in predicting the social support and coach's leadership sources of sport confidence. Performance climate was negatively associated with the coach's leadership source of confidence. (Contains 4 figures and 40 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).