Effects of a training program to enhance autonomy supportive behaviors among youth soccer coaches

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Title: Effects of a training program to enhance autonomy supportive behaviors among youth soccer coaches
Authors: Langdon, Jody | Schlote, Robert | Harris, Brandonn | Burdette, Glenn | Rothberger, Sara
Keywords: Autonomy supportive coaching | Self-determination theory | Youth sport
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2015,10(1): 1-14. doi:10.14198/jhse.2015.101.01
Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and implementation of a training emphasizing the use of autonomy supportive coaching behaviors among youth soccer coaches in game-play situations as well as evaluating its effects on motivational processes among athletes. Participants included youth sport soccer coaches and their intact teams. Coaches received a series of autonomy-supportive coaching training interventions based on successful programs in general and physical education (Reeve, Jang, Carrell, Jeon & Barch, 2004; Cheon, Reeve & Moon, 2012). Athletes completed questionnaires to assess perceived autonomy support, basic need satisfaction, and motivation (Harris & Watson, 2011). Observations indicated coaches were not able to significantly modify their behaviors, yet reflectively reported modest implementation of autonomy supportive behaviors. Coaches believed the training influenced their coaching style/philosophy in regards to the coach-athlete relationship and communication styles, emphasizing choice and rationales. Continued research is needed to enhance use of autonomy supportive behaviors with volunteer coaches in a youth sport environment.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2015.101.01 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/50537
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2015.101.01
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.jhse.ua.es
Appears in Collections:Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2015, Vol. 10, No. 1

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