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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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GONZALEZ-PONCE, Inmaculada et al. Analysis of the group processes regarding sex in the semiprofessional sport context. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp.45-52. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this study was to examine sex differences regarding peers and coaches motivational climates, cohesion and collective efficacy. Participants were 75 male football players from the Third Division and 69 female football players from the Second Female Division, ranging in age from 15 to 36 years old. Results showed that female teams had greater scores in social cohesion than male teams, whereas male teams perceived higher peer performance climate than female teams. Furthermore, either both male and female teams, collective efficacy was related to cohesion and peers and coaches mastery climate. Besides, task cohesion was the strongest predictor of collective efficacy. Finally, results are discussed and main conclusions of the study are showed.

Keywords : Motivational climate; cohesion; collective efficacy; football; gender.

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