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Sports Psychology – Self-Efficacy

2. Self-Efficacy Theory

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about some self-efficacy theory, focusing in particular on: (i) Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy as past success, which is considered to be the biggest predictor of someone’s performance beliefs from past success; (ii) the second source as vicarious experiences, whereby athletes can learn about experiences of success through role models and people they draw similarities too; (iii) the third source as verbal persuasion, which can come both from the self or from others around us; (iv) the fourth source as emotional state, whereby our body provides a clear indication of how we feel going into a task.

Course

In this course, Dr Jamie Barker (Loughborough University) explores self-efficacy in the context of sport and exercise performance. In the first lecture, we think about how self-efficacy and self-confidence are defined and differentiated. In the second lecture, we think about Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy: past success, vicarious experiences, verbal persuasion, and emotional state. In the third lecture, we think about some of the key benefits of a high level of self-efficacy on sporting performance. Next, we think about some techniques for developing self-efficacy, including imagery and hypnosis. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about how self-efficacy and arrogance can be differentiated.

Lecturer

Dr Jamie Barker is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. Dr Barker’s research interests include intervention effectiveness, group dynamics, leadership and resilience within applied sport and performance research. Some of Dr Barker’s recent publications include 'Psychological support for sport coaches: An exploration of practitioner psychologist perspectives' (2018) and 'Investigating the effects of irrational and rational self-statements on motor-skill and hazard-perception performance' (2018).

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Barker, J. (2022, May 03). Sports Psychology – Self-Efficacy - Self-Efficacy Theory [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-self-efficacy/self-efficacy-theory

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Barker, J. "Sports Psychology – Self-Efficacy – Self-Efficacy Theory." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 03 May 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-self-efficacy/self-efficacy-theory

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