1st Student's Major
1st Student's College
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Students' Professional Biography
Kimberly Halpin is a student in the Communication Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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Arts and Humanities
I researched the processes used by intercollegiate athletes to maintain confidence throughout their sports career, including how they prepared for games/competitions, how they dealt with pressures, and how other factors affected their performance and thought process during games. For this research, I created and administered an online survey to 70 college athletes across four sports. I found that many things gave the athletes confidence in themselves to play their sport such as family and preparation. However, some things also lowered the respondents’ confidence levels such as failing and negativity. Results imply that athletes, for the most part, seem confident and optimistic. The majority of participants had past struggles with confidence, but were able to overcome them with the support of teammates, coaches, family, and friends.
"Confidence in College Athletics,"
Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/jur/vol8/iss1/4
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