El clima motivacional y el estilo de comunicación del entrenador como predictores del compromiso en futbolistas jóvenes

Miquel Torregrosa, Catarina Sousa, Carme Viladrich, Francisco Villamarín, Jaume Cruz

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The purpose of this research was to study the role of coaches' communication style and coach-created motivational climate in young soccer players' enjoyment and commitment. Four hundred and fifteen young soccer players of high competitive level in the age range from 14 to 16 completed the following questionnaires: a) coach-induced perceived motivational climate (PMCSQ-2), b) coaches' behaviour perception (CBAS-PBS), and c) sport commitment (SCQ). Results showed that coach-created motivational climate correlated highly with the perception of coaches' communication style. Moreover, coach-created motivational climate and communication style significantly determines players' sport commitment and enjoyment. Discussion focuses on the importance of seeking and training credible coaches that favours athletes' commitment. Copyright © 2008 Psicothema.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)254-259
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

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