Grounded in self-determination theory, the aim of the present study was to analyze the negative experiences of development coaches. To do so, we tested a theoretical model where negative environmental factors (i.e., club pressures regarding how to run practices, work-life conflict, and perception of players' amotivation) were hypothesized to positively predict coaches' basic psychological need thwarting, and in turn coaches' need thwarting was expected to positively predict their amotivation for coaching. One hundred and seventy-seven basketball coaches (Mage = 21.74, 27.1% women) participated in the study. Before the inclusion of the scales in the structural equation model, we obtained evidence supporting their reliability and internal structure (i.e., using confirmatory factor analyses). It was noted that for coaches' psychological need thwarting, the results supported the choice of a single factor structure, instead of the hypothesized 3-factor structure. The results of the structural equation model provided evidence supporting the validity of the theoretical model, showing that club pressures, work-life conflict, and players' amotivation led coaches to suffer more negative sport experiences (i.e., psychological need thwarting and amotivation for coaching).
|Translated title of the contribution||The darker side of coaching: Influence of sport context on the negative experience of basketball coaches|
|Journal||Revista de Psicologia del Deporte|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Psychological need thwarting
- Social context
- Structural equation modelling