Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
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Research article
Interactive Effects of Team Cohesion on Perceived Efficacy in Semi-Professional Sport
Francisco Miguel Leo Marcos, Pedro Antonio Sánchez Miguel, David Sánchez Oliva, Tomás García Calvo 
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University of Extremadura, Spain

Tomás García Calvo
✉ Faculty of Sport Science, University of Extremadura, Avenida de la Universidad s/n, 10002, Cáceres, Spain
Email: tgarciac@unex.es
Publish Date
Received: 19-03-2009
Accepted: 02-04-2010
Published (online): 01-06-2010
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ABSTRACT

The present study examined the relationships among cohesion, self-efficacy, coaches’ perceptions of their players’ efficacy at the individual level and athletes’ perceptions of their teammates’ efficacy. Participants (n = 76) recruited from four semi- professional soccer and basketball teams completed cohesiveness and efficacy questionnaires who. Data were analyzed through a correlational methodology. Results indicated significant correlations between self-efficacy and task cohesion and social cohesion. Regression analysis results suggest task cohesion positively related to coaches and teammate’s perception of efficacy. These results have implications for practitioners in terms of the importance of team building to enhance team cohesion and feelings of efficacy.

Key words: Cohesion, self-efficacy, perceived efficacy, football, basketball


           Key Points
  • This paper increases the knowledge about soccer and basketball match analysis.
  • Give normative values to establish practice and match objectives.
  • Give applications ideas to connect research with coaches’ practice.
 
 
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