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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part A

An analytical study of coaching behavior, need satisfaction and the psychological and physical welfare of young athletes


Author(s): Dr. Sushil Kumar and Dr. Hoshiyar Singh

Abstract: The purpose of this study grounded in Self-Determination Theory, was to examine the relationship of dimensions of coaching behavior to intrinsic need satisfaction and indices of psychological and physical well-being among male adolescent athletes. The present study utilized two measures of well-being to be essential to the experience of eudaimonia (subjective vitality and intrinsic satisfaction/interest in the activity) and one measure of ill-being (self-reported physical symptoms). What is particularly attractive about the concept of need satisfaction is that it allows researchers to identify the conditions under which the three needs should be satisfied and, in turn, promote well-being. One key social environmental factor in the self-determination framework assumed to nurture the fundamental need for autonomy is autonomy support. Autonomy support refers to the readiness of an individual in a position of authority (e.g., a coach) to take the other’s (e.g., the athlete’s) perspective, provide appropriate and meaningful information, offer opportunities for choice, while at the same time minimize external pressures and demands.

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Dr. Sushil Kumar, Dr. Hoshiyar Singh. An analytical study of coaching behavior, need satisfaction and the psychological and physical welfare of young athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(3):53-55.
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