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

Stebbings, Juliette, Taylor, Ian M., Spray, Christopher M. and Ntoumanis, Nikos (2012) Antecedents of perceived coach interpersonal behaviors: the coaching environment and coach psychological well- and ill-being. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34 (4). pp. 481-502. ISSN 0895-2779

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Sports Psychology at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 10594
Notes on copyright: Publisher permits archiving of publishers version PDF.
Depositing User: Dr Juliette Stebbings
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 22:51
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10594

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