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The relationship between other-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behaviors
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Melissa J. Davies, University of the Pacific
  • Megan Babkes Stellino, University of Northern Colorado
  • Brett A. Nichols, University of Northern Colorado
  • Lyndsie Coleman, University of Northern Colorado
Document Type
Article
Department
Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Department
DOI
10.1080/10413200.2015.1071297
Publication Date
7-13-2016
Abstract
This study's purpose was to simultaneously examine the relationships between perceived coach-, peer-, and parent-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behavior (GPSB). Participants (N = 243) represented PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget hockey levels (11–17 years old). Hierarchical regression showed that hockey players’ goal orientations, perceived ability, and other-initiated motivational climate explained 22.6% (PeeWee) and 18.5% (Bantam/Midget) of the variance in Poor Sport Behavior while explaining 27.1% (PeeWee) and 34.6% (Bantam/Midget) of the variance in good sport behavior. Results provide perspective for how influential the social environment is to both GPSBs in youth hockey.
Citation Information
Melissa J. Davies, Megan Babkes Stellino, Brett A. Nichols and Lyndsie Coleman. "The relationship between other-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behaviors" Journal of Applied Sport Psychology Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 78 - 96 ISSN: 1041-3200
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/melissa-davies/5/