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Antecedents of perceived coach interpersonal behaviors: the coaching environment and coach psychological well- and ill-being

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posted on 09.10.2012, 12:52 authored by Juliette Stebbings, Ian TaylorIan Taylor, Christopher SprayChristopher Spray, Nikos Ntoumanis
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.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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

Publisher

© Human Kinetics, Inc.

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the serial, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology [© Human Kinetics, Inc.].

ISSN

0895-2779

eISSN

1543-2904

Language

en