Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
Ios-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Androit-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Views
6104
Download
158
from September 2014
 
©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2008) 07, 39 - 46

Research article
The Effects of Interval Feedback on The Self-Efficacy of Netball Umpires
Alison J. Mahoney, Tracey Devonport, Andrew M. Lane 
Author Information
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Andrew M. Lane
✉ Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Email: A.M.Lane2@wlv.ac.uk
Publish Date
Received: 14-03-2007
Accepted: 01-11-2008
Published (online): 01-03-2008
Share this article
 
 
ABSTRACT

The present study used quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the relationship between interval feedback and self-efficacy toward umpiring netball games. Grade “A ”level umpires (n = 7) provided feedback to umpires (n = 40) under two conditions; 1) interval feedback given at the end of one tournament game (after 14 minutes) and again at the end of a second consecutive game (after 28 minutes), and 2) feedback at the end of the game (after 28 minutes). Umpires in both conditions completed an Umpiring Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (USEQ) which was a 14-item measure designed to assess factors relevant to netball umpire performance. Participants completed the USEQ immediately before game one, during the interval, and after a second game. Umpires also completed a feedback questionnaire which enabled them to reflect on the feedback received. A repeated measures factorial (time x feedback condition) ANOVA indicated no significant interaction effect (F = 0.05, p > .05), and no main effect for condition (F = 0.06, p > .05) or time (F = 1.61, p > .05) for changes in self-efficacy. Although there were no significant effects, qualitative data alluded to aspects of feedback perceived to enhance umpire self-efficacy, thus identifying ways in which feedback might have a more consistent effect. Practical implications of the study in relation to verbal interval feedback are discussed.

Key words: Self-efficacy, confidence, feedback, measurement, mixed methods, interviews


           Key Points
  • Interval feedback may detract from umpires processing of information during a game.
  • Interval feedback can enhance self-efficacy.
  • Findings show that personal and situational factors interacted to determine the outcome of feedback.
  • Feedback should be tailored for the needs of the individual and take into account situational factors, to enhance the possibility of accruing positive outcomes.
 
 
Home Issues About Authors
Contact Current Editorial board Authors instructions
Email alerts In Press Mission For Reviewers
Archive Scope
Supplements Statistics
Most Read Articles
  Most Cited Articles
 
  
 
JSSM | Copyright 2001-2020 | All rights reserved. | LEGAL NOTICES | Publisher

It is forbidden the total or partial reproduction of this web site and the published materials, the treatment of its database, any kind of transition and for any means, either electronic, mechanic or other methods, without the previous written permission of the JSSM.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.