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

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.