The role of enjoyment and motivational climate in ...

Description

Citation

Title The role of enjoyment and motivational climate in relation to the personal development of team sport athletes
Author(s) D. J. MacDonald, J. Côté, M. Eys, J. Deakin
Journal Sport Psychologist
Date 2011
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 32
End page 46
Abstract Sport has been identified as a context in which youth encounter positive and negative experiences. However, relatively little is known about the factors that lead to positive and negative personal development among sport participants. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of enjoyment and motivational climate on positive and negative personal development of team sport participants. A sample of 510 athletes between the ages of 9 and 19 completed questionnaires on positive and negative personal development, enjoyment, and motivational climate. Stepwise multiple regression analyses examined the effects of enjoyment and motivational climate on the personal development of the athletes. Results demonstrated that positive experiences in sport were most strongly predicted by affiliation with peers, self-referenced competency, effort expenditure, and a task climate. Negative experiences were most strongly predicted by an ego climate and other-referenced competency. Results suggest that creating an environment that encourages peer affiliation and personal achievement can result in the positive personal development of youth sport participants.
Use/Reproduction Contact Publisher
Text http://www.islandscholar.ca/download_ds/ir%3A1796/OBJ/ir_1796.pdf

Using APA 6th Edition citation style.

[Page generation failure. The bibliography processor requires a browser with Javascript enabled.]

Times viewed: 651

Adding this citation to "My List" will allow you to export this citation in other styles.