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Applying generalizability theory to examine the antecedents of perceived coach support

Coussens, AH and Rees, T and Freeman, P (2015) 'Applying generalizability theory to examine the antecedents of perceived coach support.' Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37 (1). 51 - 62. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

© 2015 Human Kinetics, Inc. Although social support is integral to the coaching process, there is only a limited understanding of the antecedents of perceived coach support. We applied generalizability theory to examine perceived coach support and its antecedents at perceiver, provider, and relational levels of analysis. Two studies were conducted in which athletes rated the degree to which they identified with a selection of coaches, and the personality, competency, and supportiveness of those coaches. Univariate analyses demonstrated that the relational component accounted for a significant amount of variance in perceived coach support in both studies. Multivariate analyses demonstrated that when athletes perceive specific coaches to be highly agreeable, competent, and individuals with whom they share a common identity, they also perceive these same coaches to be particularly supportive in comparison with other coaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 12:58
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 22:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12781

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