Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Thomas Kane

Keywords

hardiness, self-efficacy, goals, resilience task, athletic performance

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

How self-regulation mediates the effect of hardiness on athletic performance has drawn little attention in sport or organizational research. Even more rare have been athletic studies designed to evaluate the effects of hardiness and self-regulation on behavioral resilience. Applying self-regulation theories and hardiness research, this study examined 89 athlete's hardiness, self-efficacy and goals in relation to behavioral resilience and season performance, after controlling for ability. Results suggest that hardiness was associated with self-regulatory processes and one measure of behavioral resilience (i.e., first miss). However, athletes' self-regulation did not mediate the relationship. Moreover, this study encountered that athletes' behavioral resilience on a training exercise (i.e., behavioral resilience task) predicted season performance, even after controlling for ability.

Copyright

© Eunate A. Garro

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