Q. Effect of Collective Efficacy in Athletes

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    Matthew Lim

    Collective Efficacy is defined as “a group’s shared confidence in their conjoint capabilities to successfully organize and perform collective tasks” (Hampson & Jowett, 2012). Recently, the amount of attention on this topic has been gradually increasing due to a plethora of researches and studies that prove the correlation between the collective efficacy in athletes and their sports performance; along with positive psychological impacts and longitudinal changes.

    Simply put, the higher confidence of each individual in their team, the more successful their combined work will be – whether it be a training session, conflict resolution, or a competition.

    In addition, not only team cohesion among the team but also the relationship between coaches and athletes were found to be accurate and direct indicators of collective efficacy.

    On that note, what are some of the protocols or resolutions coaches could implement to their coaching regimen? If you are already aware of the effects of collective efficacy in athletes, what are some hacks you currently use for your athletes?

    Reference: Hampson, R., & Jowett, S. (2012). Effects of coach leadership and coach-athlete relationship on collective efficacy. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 2014(24), 454–460. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2012.01527.x

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