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ERIC Number: ED547157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 225
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-3864-2
Developing Self-Efficacy within Role Players in Collegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods Study
Perchinsky, David A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Cardinal Stritch University
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in the level of self-efficacy between starting players and role players in a college Midwest Division III men's football team. The research questions were: 1) What differences in satisfaction levels, if any, can be found among starting players and role players with coach leadership, social support, and vicarious/environmental factors? 2) What differences exist, if any, in the level of self-efficacy of starting players and role players? 3) What impact does coach leadership play in motivating role players to continue playing? This mixed methods descriptive survey research study utilized an adapted survey instrument called, Modified Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (MASQ) comprised of three categories; Coach Leadership, Social Support and Vicarious/Environmental Factors to answer research question one. The researcher used correlation research that specifically compares and correlates data between the differences between starting and role players. Research questions two and three were answered utilizing two separate focus groups comprised of starting and role players which answered eleven questions pertaining to the theoretical literature review of self-efficacy and self-determination theories, as well as coach leadership. The quantitative component (MASQ) revealed a significant difference between the starting and role players in Coach Leadership category: t = 3.11 (df68), p = 0.006 < 0.5. The alternative hypothesis H1 was accepted: There will be a difference in the level of satisfaction between starting and role players with coach leadership. The two additional categories did not reveal a statistical significant difference. The qualitative component revealed themes that relate to research questions two and three. Two themes were revealed regarding research question two: Strong Sense of Communication and Connection and Much More Than a Coach He Shows He Cares. Research question three revealed seven themes: Coaches Starters More, Some Favoritism Starters and Personal Connections, Starting Players are Coached and Evaluated More, Team Chemistry Essential Component, Environmental Factors are Essential Towards Development, Teammates are a Huge Help for Technique and Motivation, and They Push Each Other to Succeed. This study demonstrated that the MASQ can be used to enlighten coaches and athletic administrators, as well as student-athletes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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