Acceptance of gamesmanship and cheating in young competitive athletes in relation to the motivational climate generated by parents and coaches

Pere Palou, Francisco Javier Ponseti, Jaume Cruz, Josep Vidal, Jaume Cantallops, Pere Antoni Borràs, Alejandro Garcia-Mas

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Abstract

The goal was to assess the relation between the acceptance of using gamesmanship and cheating in sports and the type of motivational climate created by coaches and parents. The sample consisted of 110 soccer, basketball, and handball players from the Balearic Islands competition (70 boys, 40 girls; M age = 14.7 yr., SD = 2.1, range 10-19). As for the motivational climate generated by coaches, task climate was negatively related to the acceptance of gamesmanship and cheating, but ego climate was related to higher acceptance. Motivational climate generated by parents was not related to acceptance of cheating or gamesmanship. © Perceptual & Motor Skills 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-303
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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