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ERIC Number: EJ1391050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-2073-7629
The Coach's Role in Young Athletes' Emotional Competence and Psychological Well-Being
Aguinaga San José, Iñigo; Martinez-Pampliega, Ana; Santamaría, Txemi; Merino Ramos, Laura
International Journal of Emotional Education, v15 n1 p136-151 Apr 2023
This paper presents a model that analyses the relationship between the coach's emotional competences and the training climate as predictors of the youngsters' emotional competences and psychological well-being. In the present study, 309 athletes and 17 coaches participated in the study. A general predictive model was estimated with path analysis and the maximum robust likelihood (MLR) estimation method. The results showed that the coach's emotional competences are associated with autonomy-supportive climates ([beta] = 0.15, p < 0.005). This climate is related to youth's emotional competences ([beta] = 0.30, p < 0.005) and lower emotional ([beta] = -0.27, p < 0.005), behavioural ([beta] = -0.51, p < 0.005), and social ([beta] = -0.33, p < 0.005) symptomatology. These results have important practical implications in designing interventions that promote coaches' emotional competences given its association with autonomy-supportive climates, which in turn are related to athletes' emotional competences and psychological well-being.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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