Coach Created Motivational Climate and Self-Efficacy in the Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Role of Relational Efficacy Beliefs
Hadadi, Noam Eliezer
The motivational climate athletes perceive is crucial for many psychological aspects such as motivation, effort and enjoyment. The motivational climate also influences self-efficacy in competitive athletes. Since the motivational climate is a perception an athlete has of the environment the way it influences sources of self-efficacy are expressed through social factors. The motivational climate influences self-efficacy through classic and social efficacy sources which are expressed through relational efficacy beliefs. These beliefs are relation inferred self-efficacy (RISE) and other-efficacy. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine how the coach created motivational climate predicts self-efficacy and that connection is mediated by RISE. METHODS: Participants (n = 57 athletes, 65% male, M = 32.44 ± 10.74 years; n = 18 coaches, 83% male, M = 34 ± 7.44) competing in different sports completed different online questionnaires for coaches and their athletes. Each coach had several athletes who answered in relation to their coach. ANOVA and a t-test were performed to test for differences in the measures for gender and type of sport. RESULTS: Perceived coach created mastery climate was a significant predictor of self-efficacy (B = .41, p < .01). RISE was a significant mediator of the connection between mastery climate and self-efficacy (B = .23, CI [.09 - .48]). Outcome climate did not significantly predict self-efficacy. Other-efficacy did not significantly moderate the connection between RISE and self-efficacy (t = .29, p = .77). The difference between coach and athlete's perceived motivational climate was negatively correlated with other-efficacy and RISE(r = -.37, p < .05; r = -.30, p < .05) CONCLUSION: Self-efficacy was significantly predicted by mastery climate. The prediction of self-efficacy was mediated by RISE which was a significant mediator compared to the mastery climate independently. Outcome climate did not predict self-efficacy significantly. Other-efficacy did not moderate the effect RISE had on self-efficacy significantly. The difference between coaches and their athletes in perception of the motivational climate had a significant negative correlation with RISE and other-efficacy.
Hadadi, Noam Eliezer. (December 2020). Coach Created Motivational Climate and Self-Efficacy in the Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Role of Relational Efficacy Beliefs (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8820.)
Hadadi, Noam Eliezer. Coach Created Motivational Climate and Self-Efficacy in the Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Role of Relational Efficacy Beliefs. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, December 2020. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8820. August 17, 2022.
Hadadi, Noam Eliezer, “Coach Created Motivational Climate and Self-Efficacy in the Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Role of Relational Efficacy Beliefs” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, December 2020).
Hadadi, Noam Eliezer. Coach Created Motivational Climate and Self-Efficacy in the Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Role of Relational Efficacy Beliefs [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; December 2020.
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