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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2015 July-August;55(7-8):835-44

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Sources of sport confidence, imagery type and performance among competitive athletes: the mediating role of sports confidence

Levy A. R. 1, Perry J. 2, Nicholls A. R. 3, Larkin D. 1, Davies J. 1

1 Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK; 2 Department of Sport Health & Nutrition, Leeds Trinity University College, Leeds, UK; 3 Department of Psychology, University of Hull, Hull, UK


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AIM: This study explored the mediating role of sport confidence upon (1) sources of sport confidence-performance relationship and (2) imagery-performance relationship.
METHODS: Participants were 157 competitive athletes who completed state measures of confidence level/sources, imagery type and performance within one hour after competition.
RESULTS: Among the current sample, confirmatory factor analysis revealed appropriate support for the nine-factor SSCQ and the five-factor SIQ. Mediational analysis revealed that sport confidence had a mediating influence upon the achievement source of confidence-performance relationship. In addition, both cognitive and motivational imagery types were found to be important sources of confidence, as sport confidence mediated imagery type- performance relationship.
CONCLUSION: Findings indicated that athletes who construed confidence from their own achievements and report multiple images on a more frequent basis are likely to benefit from enhanced levels of state sport confidence and subsequent performance.

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Levy AR, Perry J, Nicholls AR, Larkin D, Davies J. Sources of sport confidence, imagery type and performance among competitive athletes: the mediating role of sports confidence. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2015 July-August;55(7-8):835-44. 

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Andy.Levy@edgehill.ac.uk