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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Influence of mental rehearsal, goal setting and concentration on self-confidence of male soccer players in tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State

Author(s):

Ben N Ohuruogu, David Ifeanyi Nwigiji, Emeka U Mong, Ogazi Precious Chioma, Tawo Moses O, Alor Roseline, Orji Scholastica A, Ngozi Onuenyim, Raphael O Nwodeh, Christian O Aleke

Abstract:
This study examined the influence of mental rehearsal, goal setting and concentration on self-confidence of male soccer players in tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. Descriptive cross-sectional survey research was adopted for the study. One hundred and forty respondents, comprising (38 Coaches and 102 Soccer players) participated in the study. A self- structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study with three null hypotheses which was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the three null-hypotheses. The result of the study revealed that mental rehearsal, goal setting, and concentration influences self-confidence of male soccer players in tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. Moreover, all the three null-hypotheses tested were significant. Based on the implications of the findings, the study recommended among others that the stakeholders in sports development should enhance the provision of environment that would encourage goal setting, mental rehearsal, and concentration during soccer events in the tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Ben N Ohuruogu, David Ifeanyi Nwigiji, Emeka U Mong, Ogazi Precious Chioma, Tawo Moses O, Alor Roseline, Orji Scholastica A, Ngozi Onuenyim, Raphael O Nwodeh, Christian O Aleke. Influence of mental rehearsal, goal setting and concentration on self-confidence of male soccer players in tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. Int. J. Social Sci. Educ. Res. 2022;4(1):50-56. DOI: 10.33545/26649845.2022.v4.i1a.43
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