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Examining the influence of the parent-initiated and coach-created motivational climates upon athletes' perfectionistic cognitions.

Appleton, Paul R., Hall, Howard and Hill, Andrew P. (2011) Examining the influence of the parent-initiated and coach-created motivational climates upon athletes' perfectionistic cognitions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (7). 661 - 671.

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Abstract

The aims of this study are threefold. First, we investigate the influence of the parent-initiated motivational climate upon elite junior athletes' perfectionistic cognitions. Second, we examine whether the coach-created motivational climate predicts additional variance in elite junior athletes' perfectionistic cognitions beyond the effects associated with the parent-initiated motivational climate. Third, we test the moderating role of athletes' gender and age in the relationship between the parent-initiated and coach-created motivational climates and athletes' perfectionistic cognitions. A total of 190 elite junior athletes (mean age 15.2 years, s = 1.5, range 10-18) completed the Parent-Initiated Motivational Climate Questionnaire-2 (White & Duda, 1993), the Perceived Motivational Climate in Sport Questionnaire-2 (Newton, Duda, & Yin, 2000), and the Perfectionistic Cognitions Inventory (Flett, Hewitt, Blankstein, & Gray, 1998). Regression analyses revealed that mother- and father-ini

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2010.551541
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/673

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