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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 1989-5879Print version ISSN 1578-8423

Abstract

MARQUES, Maurício et al. Coaches' communication style and the perception of the motivational climate created by coaches and teammates. CPD [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp.47-54. ISSN 1989-5879.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1578-84232015000200006.

Our study aims to research the relations between coaches' communication styles and the player's perception regarding the motivational climate generated by the coach and also by their teammates. Three soccer coaches were observed during three games using the Coaches Behaviour Assessment System (CBAS). Also, 39 players from the same teams as the coaches aged from 12 to 14 years participated answering questionnaires regarding a) perception of the coaches' behaviour (CBAS-PBS); b) perception of the motivational climate generated by the coach (PMCSQ-2); c) perception of the motivational climate generated by the teammates (PeerMCYSQ). We found correlations between positive behaviors from the coaches and the perception of the task involving motivational climate created by them. Moreover, we found a positive correlation between the perception of coaches' punitive behaviors and the generation of an ego involving motivational climate. This also correlates with the idea that teammates create an ego involving motivational climate when competition and conflicts within group prevail.

Keywords : Communication style; Motivational climate; Coach Trainning; Teammates; Achievement goal theory.

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