Ability beliefs, task value, and performance as a function of race in a dart-throwing task

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Title translated into German:Fähigkeitsüberzeugung, Aufgabenbewertung und Leistung als Funkton von Rasse bei einer Dartwurfaufgabe
Author:Gao, Zan; Kosma, Maria; Harrison, Louis
Published in:Research quarterly for exercise and sport
Published:80 (2009), 1, S. 122-130, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:0270-1367, 2168-3824
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Identification number:PU200911005788
Source:BISp

Abstract

No studies have integrated constructs from the expectancy-value model and self-efficacy theory to identify potential differences in self-efficacy, expectancy-related beliefs, task value, and performance within different racial groups and nonracially biased tasks. Therefore, the first purpose of this study was to discover whether college students' self-efficacy, expectancy-related beliefs, task value, and performance vary as a function of their race. The second purpose was to examine the most influential psychosocial predictors (i.e., self-efficacy, expectancy-related beliefs, and task value) of performance within each racial group (African and White American) in a dart-throwing task. This task was used because it was not considered a racially biased task for U.S. students to accurately evaluate their beliefs. Based on the literature reviewed, it was first hypothesized that there would be no racial differences in self-efficacy, expectancy-related beliefs, task value, and task performance for the dart-throwing task. Second, self-efficacy and expectancy-related beliefs were expected to be stronger predictors of performance than task value. Aus dem Text