Sources of sport confidence of master athletes

Rodney C. Wilson, Philip J. Sullivan, Nicholas Myers, Deborah L. Feltz

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Abstract

This study examined sources of sport confidence and their relationship to trait sport confidence with master athletes. The study employed 216 athletes from 50 to 96 years of age in track and field, tennis, and swimming, using the Sources of Sport Confidence Questionnaire (SSCQ; Vealey, Hayashi, Garner-Holman, & Giacobbi, 1998). Confirmatory factor analysis failed to replicate the proposed 9-factor structure of the SSCQ. Exploratory factor analyses revealed an 8-factor structure with similar factors to the SSCQ, but with fewer items and the elimination of the situational favorableness factor. Physical/ mental preparation and mastery were the highest ranked sources among the athletes. A simultaneous multiple regression analysis indicated that physical/ mental preparation and demonstration of ability were significant predictors of trait sport confidence for master athletes. Our findings suggest that the SSCQ needs more psychometric work if it is to be used with this type of population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-384
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Regression Analysis
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Keywords

  • Efficacy beliefs
  • Older adults
  • Senior Olympians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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Wilson, R. C., Sullivan, P. J., Myers, N., & Feltz, D. L. (2004). Sources of sport confidence of master athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 26(3), 369-384.

Sources of sport confidence of master athletes. / Wilson, Rodney C.; Sullivan, Philip J.; Myers, Nicholas; Feltz, Deborah L.

In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.09.2004, p. 369-384.

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Wilson, RC, Sullivan, PJ, Myers, N & Feltz, DL 2004, 'Sources of sport confidence of master athletes', Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 369-384.
Wilson RC, Sullivan PJ, Myers N, Feltz DL. Sources of sport confidence of master athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 2004 Sep 1;26(3):369-384.
Wilson, Rodney C. ; Sullivan, Philip J. ; Myers, Nicholas ; Feltz, Deborah L. / Sources of sport confidence of master athletes. In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 369-384.
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