When you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
  • 1 Describe and evaluate Vealey and Chase’s (2008) revised model of sport confidence
  • 2 Identify some sources and types of sport confidence reported by athletes
  • 3 Explain and evaluate confidence profiling as an assessment of belief assessments in sport
  • 4 Be aware of the ethical issues that might be relevant in the measurement and application of sport confidence
Useful reading
Vealey, R. S. and Chase, M. A. (2008). Self-confidence in sport: Conceptual and research advances. In Horn, T. S. (ed.) Advances in Sport Psychology (3rd
edn), pp. 65–97. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Zinsser, N., Bunker, L. and Williams, J. M. (2001). Cognitive techniques for building confidence and enhacing performance. In Williams, J. M. (ed.)
Applied
Sport Psychology: Personal growth to peak performance,
pp. 284–311. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing.
Self-confidence in sport
Self-efficacy theory was developed by Albert Bandura and his 1977 article has been cited over 25,000 times. Bandura's work is covered over the
internet. This webpage at S
tanford University is comprehensive with videos and articles and an excellent resource.

The American Psychological Association have produced a
Teaching Tip Sheet: Self-Efficacy

Jim Lowther, Helen Lane and Andy Lane authored an article on self-efficacy and psychological skills in elite athletes: