Date of Award:

5-2011

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Committee Chair(s)

Dale R. Wagner

Committee

Dale R. Wagner

Committee

Eadric Bressel

Committee

Scott Bates

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of increased self-efficacy on three separate jump tests. Forty-seven students (18 females & 29 males) from Utah State University were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group. Participants performed a vertical jump test, a standing broad jump test, and a 30-s Bosco test on three separate days over a span of 1 week. The treatment group (n = 24) were given false, positive feedback about their performance while the control group (n = 23) were told their true results. Self-efficacy was measured pre and post using the Physical Self-Efficacy scale (PSE) and was found to increase more for the treatment group than the control group. A 3 x 2 ANOVA showed a significant improvement for the Bosco test but no significance for the other two tests, suggesting that self-efficacy has an effect on power endurance but not explosive power.

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Comments

This work made publicly available electronically on May 11, 2011.

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