A qualitative investigation of the motivational climate in elite sport

Richard KEEGAN, Chris Harwood, Christopher Spray, David Lavallee

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    This study examined the construction of the motivational climate surrounding elite sports performers by investigating the behaviours of coaches, peers and parents that were perceived to be motivationally relevant by elite athletes. Design: Qualitative - inductive. Method: Twenty-eight national, international and world-class athletes (15-29 years old) took part in semi-structured focus groups and interviews investigating how they believe coaches, parents, and peers influence their motivation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-107
    Number of pages11
    JournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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