|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport eTheses|
|Title:||A sequential mixed-method investigation of coaches' impact on athletes' fear of failure and achievement goals|
|Author(s):||Taylor, Simon G|
|Publisher:||University of Stirling|
|Citation:||Taylor, S., Eklund, R., & Arthur, C. A. (2021). Fear of failure in sport, exercise, and physical activity: a scoping review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2021.1901299|
|Abstract:||Background: Fear of failure can have wide ranging negative implications for individuals and has been considered an important social concern. Although coaches can impact athletes’ fear of failure, research in this area remains limited. The aim of this thesis was to better understand the role of coaches in shaping athletes’ fear of failure and their achievement goals. Method: A sequential mixed-method investigation was conducted across three cross-sectional studies. The first study consisted of a moderated mediation analysis (n=251) examining relationships between athletes’ fear of failure/temperament/achievement goals, and their perception of transformational leadership behaviours in their respective coaches. The second study consisted of a hierarchical mediation analysis (n=156 athletes; n=38 coaches) examining relationships between coaches’ fear of failure, athletes’ perception of controlling coach behaviours, and athletes’ psychological needs frustration/fear of failure. The final study consisted of a thematic analysis (n=9) whereby athletes with fear of failure discussed the impact their coach’s behaviours had on their own fear of failure. Findings: Results from this thesis suggest fear of failure plays a significant role in predicting athletes’ achievement goals, and that transformational coaches do not influence these achievement goals for athletes with fear of failure. Additionally, coach fear of failure does not predict controlling coach behaviours. Next, the impact of coach behaviours on athletes’ fear of failure can vary. This impact, however, depends on how athletes’ psychological needs are influenced following competitive failure. Specifically, psychological needs supportive/frustrating/dissatisfying coach behaviours following athletes’ failure in competitions can reduce/increase/have no impact on athletes’ fear of failure, respectively. Conclusion: Results from my studies suggest that coaches can adopt multiple different behaviours, however, only the coach behaviours that occur following an athlete’s competitive failure appear to influence an athlete’s fear of failure. This highlights the need to consider different contexts when researching antecedents to athletes’ fear of failure.|
|Type:||Thesis or Dissertation|
|Simon's PhD Thesis.pdf||Simon Taylor PhD||2.54 MB||Adobe PDF||Under Embargo until 2023-01-02 Request a copy|
Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact email@example.com providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.