Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
Norwich Research Park Featured PhD Programmes
The Francis Crick Institute Featured PhD Programmes
Sheffield Hallam University Featured PhD Programmes
Max Planck Society Featured PhD Programmes

Coaching Efficacy and Effectiveness in Sport

This profile is no longer listed in the FindAPhD
database and may not be available.

Click here to search the FindAPhD database
for PhD studentship opportunities
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.

This project will investigate the impact of sport coaches' perceptions of their own efficacy and athletes perceptions of their coach's effectiveness on athletes' behaviours, emotions, and cognitions. As such there is a broad scope to investigate a student's particular interests within this remit. Grounded in Feltz et al.'s (1999) coaching efficacy model, qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies may be employed in the project depending on the specific research questions being addressed; the specific questions to be investigated will be negotiated once the project commences.

Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman & Company.
Boardley, I. D., Kavussanu, M. & Ring, C. (2008). Athletes' perceptions of coaching effectiveness and athlete-related outcomes in rugby union: An investigation based on the coaching efficacy model. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 269-287.
Feltz, D.L., Chase, M.A., Moritz, S.E., & Sullivan, P.J. (1999). A conceptual model of coaching efficacy: Preliminary investigation and instrument development. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 765–776.
Kavussanu, M., Boardley, I. D., Jutkiewicz, N., Vincent, S. & Ring, C. (2008). Coaching Efficacy and Coaching Effectiveness: Examining their Predictors and Comparing Coaches' and Athletes' Reports. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 383-404.

Funding Notes

Funding Notes:
We welcome applications from Home/EU and overseas students. The University of Birmingham offers a number of competitive scholarships for students of the highest calibre.

Students are also welcome to apply with their own funding for this project, either through their own person funds or by securing a scholarship.

Eligibility requirements: An Undergraduate Honours degree with a minimum classification of a 2.1 or equivalent and an English Language qualification for international students.

FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.