Proposed sources of coaching efficacy: A meta-analysis

Nicholas Myers, Sung Eun Park, Soyeon Ahn, Seungmin Lee, Philip J. Sullivan, Deborah L. Feltz

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Abstract

Coaching efficacy refers to the extent to which a coach believes that he or she has the capacity to affect the learning and performance of his or her athletes. The purpose of the current study was to empirically synthesize findings across the extant literature to estimate relationships between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each of the dimensions of coaching efficacy. A literature search yielded 20 studies and 278 effect size estimates that met the inclusion criteria. The overall relationship between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each dimension of coaching efficacy was positive and ranged from small to medium in size. Coach gender and level coached moderated the overall relationship between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each of the dimensions of coaching efficacy. Results from this metaanalysis provided some evidence for both the utility of, and possible revisions to, the conceptual model of coaching efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-276
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Coach gender
  • Collegiate sport
  • High school sport
  • Self-efficacy theory
  • Social support
  • Youth sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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