It depends on the partner: Person-related sources of efficacy beliefs and performance for Athlete Pairs

Christine M. Habeeb*, Robert C. Eklund, Pete Coffee

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This study explored person-related sources of variance in athletes' efficacy beliefs and performances when performing in pairs with distinguishable roles differing in partner dependence. College cheerleaders (n = 102) performed their role in repeated performance trials of two low- and two high-difficulty paired-stunt tasks with three different partners. Data were obtained on self-, other-, and collective efficacy beliefs and subjective performances, and objective performance assessments were obtained from digital recordings. Using the social relations model framework, total variance in each belief/assessment was partitioned, for each role, into numerical components of person-related variance relative to the self, the other, and the collective. Variance component by performance role by task-difficulty repeated-measures analysis of variances revealed that the largest person-related variance component differed by athlete role and increased in size in high-difficulty tasks. Results suggest that the extent the athlete's performance depends on a partner relates to the extent the partner is a source of self-, other-, and collective efficacy beliefs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-187
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Collective efficacy
  • Dyad
  • Other-efficacy
  • Performance role
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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