Goal striving and well-being in sport: the role of contextual and personal motivation

Healy, L.C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1372-7308, Ntoumanis, N., van Zanten, J.J.C.S.V. and Paine, N., 2014. Goal striving and well-being in sport: the role of contextual and personal motivation. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36 (5), pp. 446-459. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

This investigation sought to clarify mixed results in the literature exploring coach behaviors, basic psychological needs, goal motivation, and well- and ill-being. Regional level team sport athletes (N = 241) completed questionnaires on the aforementioned variables at the beginning of the season. A subsample (n = 70) provided saliva samples to assess physical ill-being. At the end of the season, athletes (n = 98) reported their goal motivation and attainment. Structural equation modeling demonstrated that coach behaviors were related to needs satisfaction and thwarting, which were related to autonomous and controlled goal motives respectively. Autonomous motives were related to well- and ill-being; controlled motives were only related to ill-being. Over time, only end-of-season autonomous goal motives were related to goal attainment. The findings provide an insight into how coaches can facilitate optimum goal striving and well-being in their athletes.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Creators: Healy, L.C., Ntoumanis, N., van Zanten, J.J.C.S.V. and Paine, N.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date: October 2014
Volume: 36
Number: 5
ISSN: 0895-2779
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NumberType
10.1123/jsep.2013-0261DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Sep 2017 08:28
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 08:28
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31710

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