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An Examination of Sources and Multidimensionality of Self-Confidence in Collegiate Athletes
Machida, Moe

2008, Master of Science in Sport Studies, Miami University, Physical Education, Health, and Sport Studies.
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among selected personalityand social factors, sources and different types of confidence in collegiate athletes, using the
sport-confidence model (Vealey, 1986; Vealey & Chase, 2008) as a guiding framework. Different
types of confidence and sources were found to be associated with different factors. For example,
task-involving motivational climate positively predicted athletes' selection of both controllable
and uncontrollable sources of confidence, while ego-involving motivational climate did not
appear as a significant predictor of both types of sources. Several dimensions of perfectionism
(i.e. personal standards, doubts about actions, perceived coach pressure, concern over mistake)
appeared as strong predictors of different types of confidence. The results also indicated a link
between controllable sources of confidence and the level of confidence. Overall, the results from
the present study supported the multidimensionality of athletes' confidence. Practical
implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Robin Vealey, PhD (Committee Chair)
Rose Marie Ward, PhD (Committee Co-Chair)
Melissa Chase, PhD (Committee Member)
109 p.

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