Self-efficacy, soccer skills and the influence on students' learning experience

Ahmad Fahim Zulkifli, Pamela Kulinna

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Study aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a student centered curricular intervention on students' self-efficacy and soccer skills performance. Materials and methods: One group of 25 mixed-gender students (ages 11-13) participated in this study of student centered soccer lessons twice per week (30 minutes) on a soccer field for three weeks at a Southwestern USA Middle School. The in-tervention was designed to engage students in the skill lessons by adopting a student-centered approach, and reciprocal/peer teaching of the soccer skills. Students' self-efficacy was assessed using the modified Traits Sport-Confidence Inventory. Soccer skill performance was assessed using previously validated skill tests. Further, students' perception of reciprocal teaching were gathered using exit slips. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-tests to explore pre/post differences. Results: The students' skill performance slightly improved. Students' self-efficacy related to soccer skills was significantly higher at post-test. Students' positively perceived the opportunities to participate in student-centered lessons and the use recip-rocal teaching styles to work together in skill development. Conclusions: This study demonstrated that seventh-grade students could learn soccer skills, develop desirable perceptions and efficacy and improve their physical activity/sport participation levels as they engaged in student-centered teaching and learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBiomedical Human Kinetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Practice type
  • Reciprocal teaching
  • Student-centered approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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