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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Developmental Experiences and Well-Being in Sport: The Importance of the Coaching Climate
Authors: Cronin, Lorcan Donal
Allen, Justine
Contact Email: justine.allen@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: positive youth development
life skills
autonomy support
youth sport
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Cronin LD & Allen J (2015) Developmental Experiences and Well-Being in Sport: The Importance of the Coaching Climate, Sport Psychologist, 29 (1), pp. 62-71.
Abstract: The present study explored the relationships between the coaching climate, youth developmental experiences (personal and social skills, cognitive skills, goal setting, and initiative) and psychological well-being (self-esteem, positive affect, and satisfaction with life). In total, 202 youth sport participants (Mage = 13.4, SD = 1.8) completed a survey assessing the main study variables. Findings were consistent with Benson and Saito’s (2001) framework for youth development. In all analyses, the coaching climate was related to personal and social skills, cognitive skills, goal setting, and initiative. Mediational analysis also revealed that the development of personal and social skills mediated the relationships between the coaching climate and all three indices of psychological well-being (self-esteem, positive affect, and satisfaction with life). Interpretation of the results suggests that coaches should display autonomy-supportive coaching behaviors because they are related to the developmental experiences and psychological well-being of youth sport participants.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21717
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0045
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Affiliation: University of Bolton
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