Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Human Performance and Health Education

First Advisor

Dr. Jody A. Brylinsky

Second Advisor

Dr. Debra S. Berkey

Third Advisor

Dr. Marianne Frauenknecht

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study investigated the relationship between past performance and sources of motivation on team and self-efficacy of collegiate soccer players. The subjects of this study were 92 male collegiate soccer players who participated in MIAA competition in the fall of 1992. Data were collected from team and self-efficacy questionnaires modified for this study. A sport motivation scale from Butt's (1987) Sport Protocol was also used to collect data. The findings of this study indicated that (a) past performance is the primary variable in predicting team efficacy; (b) the coach's rating of player ability was a stronger source of self-efficacy than the soccer team's collective efficacy, in an interdependent sport like soccer; (c) there is a reciprocal relationship team and self-efficacy in college soccer players; and (d) cooperation and competence, as individual sources of motivation, have a positive relationship with soccer team efficacy.