Antecedents of perceived coach autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors: coach psychological need satisfaction and well-being

Stebbings, Juliette, Taylor, Ian M. and Spray, Christopher M. (2011) Antecedents of perceived coach autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors: coach psychological need satisfaction and well-being. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33 (2) . pp. 255-272. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

Within the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000) framework, research has considered the consequences of coaches’ autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors on various athlete outcomes (e.g., motivation and performance). The antecedents of such behaviors, however, have received little attention. Coaches (N = 443) from a variety of sports and competitive levels completed a self-report questionnaire to assess their psychological need satisfaction, well-being and perceived interpersonal behaviors toward their athletes. Structural equation modeling demonstrated that coaches’ competence and autonomy need satisfaction positively predicted their levels of psychological well-being, as indexed by positive affect
and subjective vitality. In turn, coaches’ psychological well-being positively predicted their perceived autonomy support toward their athletes, and negatively predicted their perceived controlling behaviors. Overall, the results highlight the importance of coaching contexts that facilitate coaches’ psychological need satisfaction and well-being, thereby increasing the likelihood of adaptive coach interpersonal behavior toward athletes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Basic psychological needs; coach interpersonal style
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Sports Psychology at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 10908
Notes on copyright: Journal permits archiving of publishers version PDF
Depositing User: Dr Juliette Stebbings
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 04:28
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:31
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10908

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