The role of motivating coaching in youth sport: A cross-sectional and experimental study

01 September 2016 → 31 December 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • General psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
    • Education curriculum
youth sport coaching motivation
Project description

By combining two dominant motivational frameworks in the sport literature (i.e., Achievement Goal Approach and Self-Determination Theory) the doctoral project seeks to provide more refined insights in the motivational functioning of athletes. Further, as the motivating impact of youth coaches is mostly described as a rather static characteristic, the project extents this by adopting a more dynamic perspective on coaching.