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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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SANCHEZ-OLIVA, David et al. Examining sport involvement in youth basketball players: an analysis from self-determination theory. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.57-62. ISSN 1989-5879.

This work aims to test youth basketball players sport involvement, examining the importance of other significatives on motivational aspects, and how those variables might influence that involvement in basketball. 284 basketball players ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old completed several questionnaires leading to test those variables. Results showed that coach, parents and peers motivational climates positive predicted intrinsic motivation through the satisfaction of the basics psychological needs, and intrinsic motivation positive predicted involvement in the sport practice. To conclude, we emphasize the importance of other significatives (coach, parents and peers) behaviors in basketball players´ motivational processes, showing the relevance of these aspects to explain involvement in basketball.

Keywords : Sport domain; motivation; involvement; basketball.

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