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Calibration and Achievement Goals in College Volleyball

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dc.contributor.advisor Miller, Angela D.
dc.contributor.author Chao, Fred
dc.creator Chao, Fred
dc.date 2014-05-02
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-07T14:47:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-07T14:47:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-07
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9009
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to quantitatively explore the relationship between calibration and achievement goals to attack performance in male, collegiate volleyball players. Three primary exploratory research questions were examined: 1) what patterns of goal orientation exist, 2) what are the relationships among calibration accuracy, calibration confidence, experience, and performance, and 3) what patterns of calibration exist? A study-specific questionnaire was used to measure achievement goal orientation, experience, and expected performance. Performance was measured from match data collected on three separate occasions throughout the course of a single-day volleyball tournament. Preliminary data analysis supported a 2 x 2 achievement goal framework and multiple goals theory. Cluster analysis yielded two distinct goal profiles: high-all, and high-approach. Independent t test revealed no relationship between the profiles and either experience or performance. Correlational analyses showed that high-mastery oriented players were more accurate in their estimates of performance (better calibrated), while high-performance oriented players were more confident in their estimates. Finally, graphical analysis showed a slight overall tendency for overconfidence in estimates for performance, with higher-performing players showing more underconfidence and lowerperforming players showing more overconfidence. Implications for practice and future research were discussed.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject calibration en_US
dc.subject volleyball en_US
dc.subject sports en_US
dc.subject coaching en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject goal orientation en_US
dc.title Calibration and Achievement Goals in College Volleyball en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Educational Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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