When you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
- 1 Describe and evaluate Vealey and Chase’s (2008) revised model of sport confidence
- 2 Identify some sources and types of sport confidence reported by athletes
- 3 Explain and evaluate confidence profiling as an assessment of belief assessments in sport
- 4 Be aware of the ethical issues that might be relevant in the measurement and application of sport confidence
Vealey, R. S. and Chase, M. A. (2008). Self-confidence in sport: Conceptual and research advances. In Horn, T. S. (ed.) Advances in Sport Psychology (3rd
edn), pp. 65-97. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Zinsser, N., Bunker, L. and Williams, J. M. (2001). Cognitive techniques for building confidence and enhacing performance. In Williams, J. M. (ed.) Applied
Sport Psychology: Personal growth to peak performance, pp. 284-311. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing.
Self-confidence in sport
Self-efficacy theory was developed by Albert Bandura and his 1977 article has been cited over 25,000 times. Bandura's work is covered over the
internet. This webpage at Stanford University is comprehensive with videos and articles and an excellent resource.
The American Psychological Association have produced a Teaching Tip Sheet: Self-Efficacy
Jim Lowther, Helen Lane and Andy Lane authored an article on self-efficacy and psychological skills in elite athletes:
Andy Lane (2)!