Proposed Sources of Coaching Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis

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Coaching efficacy refers to the extent to which a coach believes that he or she has the capacity to affect the learning and performance of his or her athletes. The purpose of the current study was to empirically synthesize findings across the extant literature to estimate relationships between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each of the dimensions of coaching efficacy. A literature search yielded 20 studies and 278 effect size estimates that met the inclusion criteria. The overall relationship between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each dimension of coaching efficacy was positive and ranged from small to medium in size. Coach gender and level coached moderated the overall relationship between the proposed sources of coaching efficacy and each of the dimensions of coaching efficacy. Results from this meta-analysis provided some evidence for both the utility of, and possible revisions to, the conceptual model of coaching efficacy.

Nicholas D. Myers, Seungmin Lee, and Deborah L. Feltz are with the Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Sung Eun Park and Soyeon Ahn are with the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Philip J. Sullivan is with the Department of Kinesiology, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Address author correspondence to Nicholas D. Myers at myersni1@msu.edu.
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