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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorChiesi, Danielle R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T14:09:04Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T14:09:04Z
dc.date.issued12/1/1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6526
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated differences in six sport specific personal characteristics as a function of skill level. The characteristics included competitive trait anxiety, trait self-confidence, concentration, mental preparation skills, achievement motivation, and leadership. A self-evaluation questionnaire was administered to students in beginning, intermediate, and advanced physical education activity classes at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple comparison test statistics were used to analyze differences for each of the six personal characteristics and a mental toughness composite score across the three groups of performers. The results revealed significant differences in achievement motivation in favor of advanced performers over beginners, and advanced performers over intermediate performers. Advanced performers also made better use of their mental preparation skills than beginners. In the area of concentration, intermediate performers posted significantly better scores than beginners. Significant differences among and between the three skill-groups were not found for any of the other personal characteristics under investigation. The failure to find additional differences among the three groups of sport performers was explained by the fact that the questionnaires used to obtain the data were designed for the sport context, not a physical education environment.
dc.subjectPersonal Characteristics
dc.subjectSkill Level
dc.subjectSelf-Evaluation Questionnaire
dc.subjectPhysical Education
dc.subjectSkill Levels
dc.subjectMental Toughness
dc.titlePersonal Characteristics of Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Sport Performers
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-08T14:09:04Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentKinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleKinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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