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Development of a Measure of Self-Efficacy Specific to Statistics Courses in Sport

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Author(s): Andrew Lane | Ross Hall | John Lane

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: self-confidence | measurement | student performance

ABSTRACT
The difficulties that sports studies students report regarding learning statistics typically manifests itself in low self-confidence to succeed. The purpose of the present study was to develop a measure of self-efficacy based on competencies identified by students as desirable for successful performance. Level one sport studies students (N = 130) were asked to describe competencies needed for success on a statistics module. Content analysis identified 44 meaningful competencies describing six factors: lecture behaviour; using information technology; motivated behaviour; time management; statistical theory and a general competencies factor. These competencies were written into a 44-item questionnaire. Future research should investigate the relationships between scores of self-efficacy and performance.
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