Predictors and Outcomes of Coaching Efficacy in Division II and III Collegiate Coaches
Perception of efficacy plays a major role in sports, not just in the athlete, but also in the coach and team. There has yet to be a widely agreed upon scale for measuring efficacy in sports. With a variety of measurement tools, a positive correlation has been found between self-efficacy and sport performance. This investigation examined proposed sources and dimensions of coaching efficacy (CE) as well as the relationship between CE and team variables in collegiate coaches. An analysis examining the predictiveness of the sources (social support, perceived team ability, previous winning percentage, career winning percentage) to the CE subscales was significant. Analyses revealed that three of the four CE equations were significant: motivation, character building, and game strategy. For men's teams, analyses indicated that coaching efficacy was a significant predictor of all proposed outcomes: winning percentage, coaches' efficacy-enhancing behaviors, and team satisfaction. For female teams analyses indicated that CE was a significant predictor of only coaches' efficacy-enhancing behaviors.
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