Masters Theses


"In this study, we investigated an individual’s personal resilience and its impact on performance and the influences the team imposes on its members that may affect their individual behavior. The following questions are examined: 1) how personal resilience influences performance, 2) how self-efficacy influences performance, and 3) how self- efficacy and team climate moderate the relationship between personal resilience and performance. Participants for this study were 220 NCAA Division II basketball players (136 females and 84 males) from 19 teams. Survey data was collected toward the end of the 2002-2003 season. In addition to the players’ responses recorded on the survey, measures of performance were also obtained. Individual performance was measured qualitatively by perceptions of satisfaction and quantitatively by field goal percentage. We found a significant positive relationship between satisfaction and the team climate variables of cohesion and potency, and a significant negative correlation between satisfaction and conflict. We also found the team influences of potency and task conflict to moderate the relationship between personal resilience and individual field goal percentage. Our findings provide specific suggestions for coaches and managers of organizations"--Abstract, page iii.


Ammeter, Tony

Committee Member(s)

Spurlock, David
Montgomery, Robert


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2003


viii, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49).


© 2003 Amanda Lea Milliken, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Achievement motivation
Intergroup relations
Sports -- Psychological aspects
Motivation (Psychology)

Thesis Number

T 8238

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