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Bridging the gap between self-determination theory and coaching soccer to disadvantaged youth

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posted on 09.10.2012, 13:05 authored by Daryl T. Cowan, Ian TaylorIan Taylor, Hayley E. McEwan, Julien S. Baker
Embedded in self-determination theory (SDT), the purpose of this study was to explore the coaching in a soccer program aimed at promoting life skills to disadvantaged youth. Non-participant observation and video footage of the coaching styles and behaviors, combined with interviews with program participants, revealed that some autonomy-supportive strategies may be difficult to employ and potentially counterproductive in some circumstances. Furthermore, coaches who were interpersonally involved with participants were able to offset some negative consequences of controlling behaviors. This study gives new insight into the complex relationships that exist between SDT-based coaching behaviors, positive youth development, and the soccer context.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

COWAN, D.T. ... et al, 2012. Bridging the gap between self-determination theory and coaching soccer to disadvantaged youth. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24 (4), pp. 361 - 374

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

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This article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology [© Taylor and Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2011.650820

ISSN

1041-3200

eISSN

1533-1571

Language

en

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