Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

EFFECTS OF PERCEIVED AUTONOMY SUPPORT ON ELITE TAEKWONDO SPANISH ATHLETES

Abstract

Octavio Álvarez, Isaac Estevan, Coral Falcón and Isabel Castillo

Based on Self Determination Theory in this study we tested
the relationship between perceived coach autonomy support, satisfaction of
the three basic needs and three outcomes or components define coaching
effectiveness in a sample of 159 elite taekwondo athletes (Mean age = 18.63 ±
4.05 years). Results revealed that perceived coach autonomy support predicted
satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and
relatedness. Furthermore, the need of autonomy and the need or relatedness
were associated with extra effort, effectiveness and satisfaction with their coach
leadership, while the need of competence was associated with satisfaction
with their coach leadership.

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