Antecedents of perceived coach autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors: coach psychological need satisfaction and well-being

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Stebbings, J., Taylor, I. and Spray, C. 2011. Antecedents of perceived coach autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors: coach psychological need satisfaction and well-being. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 33 (2), pp. 255-272.
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TitleAntecedents of perceived coach autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors: coach psychological need satisfaction and well-being
AuthorsStebbings, J., Taylor, I. and Spray, C.
Abstract

Within the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000) framework, research has considered the consequences of coaches’ autonomy supportive and controlling behaviors on various athlete outcomes (e.g., motivation and performance). The antecedents of such behaviors, however, have received little attention. Coaches (N = 443) from a variety of sports and competitive levels completed a self-report questionnaire to assess their psychological need satisfaction, well-being and perceived interpersonal behaviors toward their athletes. Structural equation modeling demonstrated that coaches’ competence and autonomy need satisfaction positively predicted their levels of psychological well-being, as indexed by positive affect
and subjective vitality. In turn, coaches’ psychological well-being positively predicted their perceived autonomy support toward their athletes, and negatively predicted their perceived controlling behaviors. Overall, the results highlight the importance of coaching contexts that facilitate coaches’ psychological need satisfaction and well-being, thereby increasing the likelihood of adaptive coach interpersonal behavior toward athletes.

KeywordsBasic psychological needs; coach interpersonal style
Research GroupSports Psychology at the London Sport Institute
PublisherHuman Kinetics
JournalJournal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
ISSN0895-2779
Publication dates
PrintApr 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Jun 2013
Output statusPublished
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