The Effect of Psychological Skill Training Program
The Effect of Psychological Skill Training Program and Positive Feedback on Handball Players Self-Efficacy Beliefs and their Shot Accuracy
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In our study, we analyzed the effect of 10-week psychological skills training and positive feedback on handball players' self-efficacy beliefs and their shot accuracy. A total of 38 female handball players, aged between 15 and 19, included in the study as two study groups and one control group. Whereas Maltepe team, the first study group, received psychological skill training. The second study group, the Silivri team, received planned positive feedback in addition to psychological skills training. The data were collected through a personal information form, a self-efficacy scale and a shot accuracy measurement scale. The results of the self-efficacy test highlighted a significant increase in both study groups compared to the control group. Similarly, the self-efficacy test results were higher in the positive feedback receiving group. The results also showed that the psychological skills training increased the development of the shot accuracy of the both study groups positively, but the increase was significant in the study group that received positive feedback. Moreover, we found that the score of the positive feedback receiving group was also higher than the non-receiving group. In conclusion, with this study, it was determined that the psychological skills training program increased the self-efficacy beliefs and shot accuracy of the handball athletes, and giving positive feedback increased that effect even more positively.