The Positive Impact Of Self Confidence Essay

1848 Words Apr 12th, 2016 null Page
1. Literature Review
Some people are more self-confident, others are less self-confident. Nevertheless, everybody has an idea of what you talk about when referring to self-confidence. According to a popular definition, self-confidence is “one’s belief that he or she can successfully execute a desired behavior” (Feltz, 2007). Especially in sports, self-confidence is a very crucial trait. While it is believed that there are a few negative impacts that come with being self-confident, the positive impact of self-confidence, like the ability to effectively overcome errors, definitely outweighs them (Woodman; Akehurst; Hardy; Beattie, 2010). Research and literature on this subject shows, that there is also such a thing as an optimal confidence level. The most important premises in order to achieve that optimal level of confidence, where concentration, motivation, and performance are peaking, are competence and preparation (Burton; Raedeke, 2008).
In order to expand on the already existing research, we collected data on self-confidence through a questionnaire that was given to the FIU Male Baseball Team. This survey included 19 team members (17 players, 1manager, and 1 coach) and the data was collected in March 2016. The questions asked in the survey, as well as the results after evaluating the data follow.
2. Question Overview
The survey conducted for this project started off by asking the participants for demographic information like age and role on the team. The first actual…

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