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When does dispositional gratitude help athletes to move away from experiential avoidance? The moderating role of perceived coach autonomy support

Chen, Lung Hung and Wu, Chia-Huei (2016) When does dispositional gratitude help athletes to move away from experiential avoidance? The moderating role of perceived coach autonomy support. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 (3). pp. 338-349. ISSN 1041-3200

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Identification Number: 10.1080/10413200.2016.1162221

Abstract

Experiential avoidance, the attempt to avoid negative experiences, can prevent athletes from reaching their goals. To mitigate this tendency, the authors offer a relational approach and propose that dispositional gratitude and perceived coach autonomy support will have an interaction effect in mitigating experiential avoidance. Time-lagged data from 140 athletes were analyzed. Dispositional gratitude and perceived coach autonomy support had a significant interaction effect on predicting experiential avoidance when Time 1 experiential avoidance was controlled. Those high in dispositional gratitude and perceived coach autonomy support decreased their experiential avoidance over time. Implications and application for experiential avoidance and gratitude were discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uasp20#.VuKnYvNFBHh
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Organisational Behaviour Group
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 11:35
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:55
Projects: 103-22628-H-179-001-MY2
Funders: Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65692

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