Referee Self-Efficacy Scale (REFS)
Tony Jones
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences - Vierumäki, Finland (2017)

This survey looks at European baseball umpire's confidence and is being used in unison with the European Baseball Umpire Survey to evaluate the state of umpiring in Europe. The REFS survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Please answer all the following questions as truthfully and accurately as possible. Your identity will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation!

The Referee Self-Efficacy Scale was created by Myers, N., Feltz, D., Guillén, F., Dithurbide, L. (2013)

Referee confidence refers to the extent to which referees believe that they have the capacity to perform successfully in their job.

Think about how self-confident you are when you are officiating. Truthfully respond to the questions below based on how confident you feel about officiating. There are no correct answers. Circle the number which corresponds to your feelings of self-confidence.
Email address *
Country *
Your answer
Age *
Your answer
Years of experience as an umpire *
Your answer
Highest level as an umpire
Your answer
I have umpired *
Describe your primary role as an umpire. *
In the context of performing your umpire job, how confident are you in your ability to... *
Below Average
Above Average
Understand the basic strategy of the game
Understand all the rules of your sport
Understand proper officiating mechanics
Make critical decisions during competition
Make quick decisions
Be firm in your decisions
Uninfluenced by pressure from players
Uninfluenced by pressure from spectators
Uninfluenced by pressure from coaches
Communicate effectively with coaches
Communicate effectively with other umpires
Communicate effectively with players
Communicate effectively with auxiliary game personnel
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