Influence of Strength Training on the Self-efficacy of Sports Performance: National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athletes Experience of a Strength Training Program


This pilot study explores an NCAA Division 1 female volleyball players’ experience of a strength and conditioning program and the result this has on self-efficacy of sport skill performance. This phenomenological study comprised of 10 college aged participants that have strength training program experience. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews and a reflective journal he transcribed interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. From the analysis, four themes emerged: performance enhancement, injury prevention, motivational experience, and a learning experience. From the players’ perspective care needs to be taken to explain the purpose of an exercise and the benefit it will have for play performance. Other factors that play an important role in a strength training program is team motivation, individual goal setting, bonding, and communication with the strength coach, as all these items appear to be fundamentals of coaching.


Alfred Caronia
Student, PhD Doctoral student in the Department of Education, St. John's University, NY, United States


Presentation Type

Poster Session


Sport and Health


Coaching, Learning Experience, Motivational Experience, Performance Enhancement

Digital Media


Influence of Strength Training on the Self-Efficacy of Sports Performance (ppt)