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INFLUENCE OF THE MOTIVATIONAL CLIMATE CREATED BY COACH IN THE SPORT COMMITMENT IN YOUTH BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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Author(s): Francisco Miguel Leo | Pedro Antonio Su00E1nchez | David Su00E1nchez | Diana Amado | Tomas Garcu00EDa Calvo

Journal: Revista de PsicologĂ­a del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 375;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This study aims to measure the relationships between motivational climates created by coaches with respect to sport commitment in young participants. The sample was formed by 285 male and female basketball players, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old that completed questionnaires which assessed motivational climate and sport commitment. Results showed that athletes' commitment is positively associated with players 'perception of a mastery climate created by coaches and negatively related with the perception of a performance climate.
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