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Relationships between the coach-created motivational climate and athlete engagement in youth sport

Curran, Thomas, Hill, Andrew P., Hall, Howard K. and Jowett, Gareth E. (2015) Relationships between the coach-created motivational climate and athlete engagement in youth sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37 (2). 193–198. ISSN 0895-2779

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Identification Number: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0203

Abstract

Youth sport is a source of well-being for adolescents, yet experiences vary and attrition can be high. We sought to better understand the coach behaviors that foster positive experiences in youth sport by examining relationships between the motivational climate and athlete engagement (viz., confidence, dedication, enthusiasm, and vigor). We reasoned that a mastery climate (emphasis on effort and learning) would correspond with higher engagement, whereas a performance climate (emphasis on ability and outcome) was expected to correspond with lower engagement. Two-hundred sixty adolescent soccer players completed measures of engagement and perceived coach motivational climate. All dimensions of engagement were positively predicted by a mastery climate. Furthermore, cognitive aspects of engagement were positively predicted by a performance climate. Canonical correlation analysis indicated that a composite of engagement was positively associated with a mastery climate. Results suggest that a mastery climate offers a means of promoting higher levels of overall engagement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 Human Kinetics
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 14:54
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 04:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101497

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