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dc.contributor.authorJoesaar, Helen
dc.contributor.authorHein, Vello
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin S
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T00:49:01Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T00:49:01Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1469-0292
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.04.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171951
dc.description.abstractObjective: Previous studies have shown that peer-created motivational climate greatly influences youth athletes’ motivation and other adaptive outcomes. The purpose of this study was to test a motivational model of persistence in sport that incorporates perceived peer motivational climate from achievement goal theory [Nicholls, J.G. (1989). The competitive ethos and democratic education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press] and basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation from self-determination theory [Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behaviour. New York: Plenum]. Design: This study used a prospective design assessing youth team-sport athletes’ persistence behaviour in sport over the course of one year. Method: A sample of 424 Estonian team-sport athletes (Mage = 13.19; SD = 1.56) completed the Peer Motivational Climate in Youth Sport Questionnaire, the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale, and the Sport Motivation Scale. Results: A structural equation model demonstrated that youth athletes’ task-involving peer motivational climate indirectly influenced their intrinsic motivation and persistence in sport via their perceived need satisfaction of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Task-oriented peer motivational climate was the only significant distal predictor of intrinsic motivation and sport persistence among the athletes. Conclusion: The findings underline the importance of peer-created motivational climate on youth sport persistence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom500
dc.relation.ispartofpageto508
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titlePeer influence on young athletes' need satisfaction, intrinsic motivation and persistence in sport: A 12-month prospective study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.


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