Term of Award
Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Daniel R. Czech
Committee Member 1
A. Barry Joyner
Committee Member 2
Daniel R. Czech
Committee Member 3
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a four-week individual goal-setting intervention program on driving accuracy performance, state self-confidence, and goal orientation in average golfers. The participants were obtained from two intermediate golf physical activity classes (n=43). The experimental group (n=20) was educated on all aspects of proper goal-setting while the control group (n=23) was asked to do their best. The Sport Orientation Questionnaire (SOQ; Gill & Deeter, 1988) was used to measure overall goal orientation. The State Sport Confidence Inventory (SSCI; Vealey, 1986) was used to measure each participant's sport confidence. Two-way ANOVAs with repeated measures were used to examine the statistical differences between groups for driving accuracy and self-confidence. Correlation coefficients were used to examine the relationship between pre-goal orientation and driving accuracy performance. The results revealed a significant interaction between goal-setting and driving accuracy performance.
Shivetts, Michael Scott, "Effects of an Individual Goal-Setting Intervention on Goal Orientation, Self-Confidence, and Riving Accuracy in Average Golfers: A Quantitative Design" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 99.