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Title: Antecedents of perceived coach interpersonal behaviors: the coaching environment and coach psychological well- and ill-being
Authors: Stebbings, Juliette
Taylor, Ian M.
Spray, Christopher M.
Ntoumanis, Nikos
Keywords: Job pressures
Occupational health
Emotional and physical exhaustion
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Citation: STEBBINGS, J. ... et al, 2012. Antecedents of perceived coach interpersonal behaviors: the coaching environment and coach psychological well- and ill-being. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (4), pp. 481 - 502
Abstract: Embedded in the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000) framework, we obtained self-report data from 418 paid and voluntary coaches from a variety of sports and competitive levels with the aim of exploring potential antecedents of coaches’ perceived autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors. Controlling for socially desirable responses, structural equation modeling revealed that greater job security and opportunities for professional development, and lower work–life conflict were associated with psychological need satisfaction, which, in turn, was related to an adaptive process of psychological well-being and perceived autonomy support toward athletes. In contrast, higher work–life conflict and fewer opportunities for development were associated with a distinct maladaptive process of thwarted psychological needs, psychological ill-being, and perceived controlling interpersonal behavior. The results highlight how the coaching context may impact upon coaches’ psychological health and their interpersonal behavior toward athletes. Moreover, evidence is provided for the independence of adaptive and maladaptive processes within the self-determination theory paradigm.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology [© Human Kinetics, Inc.].
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10618
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsep
ISSN: 0895-2779
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