The role of teammate relationships, communication and self-efficacy in predicting athlete flow experience

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  • Abstract:

    This study aimed at testing a structural model of athlete flow in a sample of South African students. A quantitative, cross–sectional research design was implemented. Participants completed self–report measures at pre–arranged times that were in close proximity to the completion of athletic activity. Student athletes (n = 235) participating in South Africa s two major sports, football and rugby, were surveyed. The instruments utilised in this study included the Short Flow State Scale–2, the Questionnaire on Experience and Assessment of Work, and the Generalised Self–Efficacy Scale. The results indicated positive relationships between the variables and established predictor paths. Teammate relationships and self–efficacy were established to as the best predictors of flow experiences of athletes.