Effects of coaching behaviours on self-confidence level of school badminton players in Singapore
Seet, Wei En
Date of Issue2016
National Institute of Education
The purpose of the study is to examine how coaching behaviours affects state self-confidence and performance of school badminton players in competition. The coach plays the most important role in the quality and success of an athlete’s sport experience (Mahmoodreza, Alireza, & Zahra, 2013). However, there is limited research that helps to identify the optimal coaching behaviours that enhances the state self-confidence of school athletes in competition. In this study, a mixed method approach will be used. Firstly, a quantitative design will be adopted using established questionnaires to elicit players’ perceptions of their coaches’ behaviours. Follow-up interviews will be conducted on selected players who have top 5 and bottom 5 scores in terms of self-confidence. Participants were 85 school Badminton players, both male (n=33) and female (n=52) with an average age of 14.34 years. (SD= 0.765) Multiple repeated ANOVA and Pearson’s’ correlation tests were run with the data, revealing the following results. Firstly, a positive coaching behaviour leads to higher state self-confidence in competition. Secondly, the performance outcome of winning has an overall effect of raising self-confidence of badminton players. Similarly, losing the match has an effect of decreasing the self-confidence of players. Third, coaches who demonstrate positive personal rapport and effective goal setting skills increase the self-confidence of the badminton players. Consequently, this study can help institutions that train coaches to develop effective education programmes. With a better understanding on how coaching behaviour affects player’s performances, coaches will be trained to be more competent in their job.
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