Roles of Perceived Motivational Climates Created by Coach, Peer, and Parent on Dispositional Flow in Young Athletes


ÇAĞLAR E., AŞÇI F. H. , UYGURTAŞ M.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.124, no.2, pp.462-476, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 124 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0031512516689404
  • Title of Journal : PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-476
  • Keywords: motivational climate, dispositional flow, young athlete, task-involving motivational climate, peer-created motivational climate, INTRINSIC MOTIVATION, GOAL ORIENTATIONS, PHYSICAL-EDUCATION, YOUTH SPORT, NEED SATISFACTION, ACHIEVEMENT GOAL, TASK INVOLVEMENT, ELITE SPORT, PERCEPTIONS, PARTICIPANTS

Abstract

We investigated the contribution of perceived motivational climates created by coach, peer, and parent on the dispositional flow experience of young athletes. Eighty-six female (M-age=14.24, SD=1.38 years) and 134 male (M-age=16.28, SD=1.17 years) athletes completed questionnaires of perceived motivational climates created by coach, peer, and parent and the Dispositional Flow Scale-2. Results of hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that perceived task-involving coach (=.40, p<.001) and peer (=.28, p<.002) motivational climates were the only significant predictors of dispositional flow. These findings suggest that task-involving motivational climates should be strengthened to increase experience of flow.