Through the use of interviews with both professional athletes and their coaches, comparisons were made to the findings of past research of the items mentioned above. Though the participant numbers were small and the findings few, the thesis provides an excellent stepping stone to future research in this area. Findings included a greater seeking of efficacy building versus immediacy building behavior on behalf of the coach by the athlete. The reason for this behavior by the athletes interviewed is unknown at this time, and could not be determined from the information gathered in this study.Of these factors, verbal persuasion is considered by athletic learns to be a key method coaches can use to build efficacy in ... They found that an emotionally persuasive speech delivered prior lo an imagined athletic event increased feelings ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Coach-athlete Relations in Professional Sports: Efficacy Vs. Immediacy|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|