How do Perceived Coaching Styles and Behaviours Affect Athlete’s Intrinsic Motivation?
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study aims to identify the critical role of the coach, as a facilitator of intrinsic motivation through the satisfaction of basic psychological needs, these being relatedness, autonomy and competence. Due to the large impact of the coach on an athlete’s performance, the results of this study have prominent practical applications within the coaching field, and substantial effects on athlete’s success rates. The method of the study involved participants from Cardiff Metropolitan University, completing questionnaires that took into consideration leadership styles, motivational tendencies, instructional tendencies, decision-making styles and basic need fulfilment, participants were asked to answer questionnaires to identify how their current coach conducted themselves. This was done using the Leadership Scale in Sport questionnaire (Chelladurai & Saleh 1980) and the Basic Needs Satisfaction in Sport Scale (Ng et. al., 2011). Participants then answered the Behavioural Regulations in Sport questionnaire (Lonsdale et al., 2011) to establish intrinsic motivation levels, from this the relationships between coaching styles, basic need fulfilment and intrinsic motivation are identified and discussed upon. Results showed significant relationships between several of the identified coaching styles and behaviours, the basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation, furthermore, basic needs was identified as a mediator between coaching styles and behaviours and intrinsic motivation. The findings suggested that both coaches chosen styles and behaviours and the fulfilment of basic needs had a large influence on athlete’s intrinsic motivation. Meaning, coaches should take into consideration how the actions and characteristics they adopt facilitate feelings of autonomy, competence and relatedness, to improve athlete’s physical and mental wellbeing and therefore their overall performance.
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