Bridging the gap between self-determination theory and coaching soccer to disadvantaged youth

Cowan, Daryl, Taylor, Ian, McEwan, Hayley and Baker, Julien (2012) Bridging the gap between self-determination theory and coaching soccer to disadvantaged youth. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24 (4). pp. 361-374. ISSN 1041-3200

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2011.650820

Abstract

Embedded in self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to explore the coaching in a soccer program aimed at promoting life skills to disadvantaged youth. Non-participant observation and video footage of the coaching styles and behaviors, combined with interviews with program participants, revealed that some autonomy-supportive strategies may be difficult to employ and potentially counter productive in some circumstances. Further, coaches who were interpersonally involved with participants were able to offset some negative consequences of controlling behaviors. This study gives new insight into the complex relationships that exist between SDT-based coaching behaviors, positive youth development, and the soccer context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: determination theory perspective, intrinsic motivation, need satisfaction,athlete relationship, physical education, social development
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Linda Barlow
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 15:46
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10906

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