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Wright, Bradley James; O'Halloran, Paul Daniel; Stukas, Arthur Anthony – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We assessed how 6 psychological performance enhancement techniques (PETs) differentially improved self-efficacy (SE) and skill performance. We also assessed whether vicarious experiences and verbal persuasion as posited sources of SE (Bandura, 1982) were supported and, further, if the effects of the 6 PETs remained after controlling for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Performance, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept Measures
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Rodgers, Wendy M.; Markland, David; Selzler, Anne-Marie; Murray, Terra C.; Wilson, Philip M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
This article examined the conceptual and statistical distinction between perceived competence and self-efficacy. Although they are frequently used interchangeably, it is possible that distinguishing them might assist researchers in better understanding their roles in developing enduring adaptive behavior patterns. Perceived competence is conceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exercise, Self Efficacy, Self Concept