Efficacy beliefs in physical activity settings: contemporary debate and unanswered questions

Jackson, Ben, Beauchamp, Mark, and Dimmock, James A. (2020) Efficacy beliefs in physical activity settings: contemporary debate and unanswered questions. In: Tenenbaum, Gershon, and Eklund, Robert C., (eds.) Handbook of Sport Psychology. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 57-80.

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Abstract

The sport and exercise psychology literature is replete with comprehensive (and contemporary) reviews of self‐efficacy. This chapter provides an overview of self‐efficacy theory, and briefly traces self‐efficacy research in physical activity (i.e., sport, exercise) settings. The study of individuals’ confidence regarding certain “self‐regulatory” processes—typically under the term "self‐regulatory efficacy" —is particularly prominent within research on exercise and physical activity participation. The chapter highlights (some of) the unresolved issues that require the attention of sport and exercise psychology researchers. These unanswered questions include: revisiting the function and measurement of self‐efficacy beliefs; "checking the blind spot": better understanding the negative within‐person effects of self‐efficacy; investigating efficacy resilience and generality processes; and experimental and intervention work on relational efficacy beliefs.

Item ID: 64026
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-119-56812-4
Copyright Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 23:11
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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