Journal article

Sports Coaches' Knowledge and Beliefs About the Provision, Reception, and Evaluation of Verbal Feedback

Robert J Mason, Damian Farrow, John AC Hattie

Frontiers in Psychology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Coach observation studies conducted since the 1970s have sought to determine the quantity and quality of verbal feedback provided by coaches to their athletes. Relatively few studies, however, have sought to determine the knowledge and beliefs of coaches that underpin this provision of feedback. The purpose of the current study was to identify the beliefs and knowledge that elite team sport coaches hold about providing, receiving and evaluating feedback in their training and competition environments. Semi-structured interviews conducted with 8 coaches were inductively analyzed, revealing three broad themes: thinking and learning about feedback, providing feedback, and evaluating feedback. Fi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, awarded to RM.