Compare and contrast Bandura’s (1997) self-efficacy theory and Vealey’s (2008) sport confidence model


Assignment 3: Essay: Self-confidence

Part I:

Compare and contrast Bandura’s (1997) self-efficacy theory and Vealey’s (2008) sport confidence model. Provide examples from sport and/or cite research to support your answer. Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing sources.

Part II:
Imagine that you are a sport psychologist working with a professional team. You have identified confidence as being a major contributor to the athletes’ success and have decided to focus your consulting efforts on enhancing each athlete’s level of sport confidence. Applying Vealey’s (2008) model of sport confidence presented in this module, describe what actions you would take to help the athletes be more confident in the ability to achieve their goals. In your answer, be sure to create a hypothetical team in a sport of your choice and provide specific examples and details to illustrate your understanding of the model’s implications for athletes.

Write your answers in a 2–3-page essay and present it in Microsoft Word document format.


Social Workers must be refined observers when interaction with clients. It is a skill that we must develop. This assignment requires each student to conduct an observation of the child (Infant to 11 year old). Student are often nervous are feel awkward when silently observing someone, but this skill is important to build. In the past, student observed a child within the mall, at lunch , church , park, games, etc.

The following questions must be answered in formal paper 4-5 papers

1)Developmental stage observed , age of the person observed (guess, if unknown) Where? Date? Times?

2) What did you see? Describe only what you observed.

3)What are the biological and psychological/ cognitive expectations of this age group?

4)How do your observation “fit” with the developmental task described in #3? Did the child exhibit what is expected, explain.

5) What biological and psychological/cognitive stresses might affect this individual according the text?

6) Based on the observations, how would you feel about working with children within this developmental stage? Why?

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