ERIC Number: EJ257257
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
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Antecedents of Player Satisfaction in Team Sports.
Melnick, Merrill J.
Physical Educator, v38 n4 p212-16 Dec 1981
Satisfaction of participants in team sports hinges on psychosocial needs of individual athletes. Team affiliation creates a ready-made social structure in which emotional rewards of close friendships, motivation to achieve particular goals, and social reinforcement through personal recognition are granted. Other factors include: (1) team size; (2) cohesiveness; (3) the coach-athlete dyad; and (4) role consensus. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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