ERIC Number: EJ1108285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
At-Risk Boys' Social Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity Self-Efficacy in a Summer Sports Camp
Su, Xiaoxia; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Liu, Jiling; Thornton, Michael A.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v35 n2 p159-168 Apr 2016
This study examined at-risk boys' social self-efficacy and physical activity self-efficacy within Bandura's self-efficacy framework. A total of 97 boys, aged between 10 and 13 years, attending a summer sports camp completed questionnaires assessing their social self-efficacy, physical activity self- efficacy, prosocial behaviors, and effort. Results indicated that social self- efficacy and physical activity self-efficacy were clearly distinguishable. However, the two constructs had a strong positive correlation. Both social self-efficacy and physical activity self-efficacy predicted prosocial behaviors significantly, with social self-efficacy having a stronger predictive power. Physical activity self-efficacy was a better predictor of effort than social self- efficacy. This study provides initial empirical evidence supporting Bandura's conceptualization of the domain-specific features and predictive power of setting, and thus enables a better understanding of the nature and effects of self-efficacy.
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Males, Self Efficacy, Physical Activities, Social Development, Summer Programs, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents, Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior, Questionnaires, Athletics
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