Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This research investigated the relationship among two personality variables- locus of control (LOC) and self efficacy (SE)- and perceptions of physical ability for a specific sport. In the first phase of the research, tennis players (12-14 year old males), their parents, their coaches, and three objective raters were asked to rate the players' physical talent. In phase two the players were ranked by a computer that based the rankings on their overall performance for a year. After these rankings were published the same groups were again asked to rate the players' physical talent. The ratings are compared to each other and in relation to SE and LOC.
Edmiston, E. Catherine, "Self efficacy, locus of control, and physical ability" (1987). Honors Theses. 696.