Motivational Climate Measures in Sport: A Systematic Review

Adriana Lacerda, Alberto Filgueiras, Marianna Campos, Richard Keegan, Jesús Landeira-Fernández

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    Motivational climate can be defined as the environmental status of sport that influences motivation levels. The present study aimed to systematically identify the most widely used measures examining motivational climate. The databases for searching were PsycNET, PubMed and ScienceDirect. The search returned a total of 378 studies of which 8 met the inclusion criteria for analysis. The results show that the most used instruments for evaluation of motivational climate have good psychometric characteristics of reliability, validity and factorial structure. On the other hand, there was a lack of studies that analyzed invariance of measures, which may be a critical consideration. Finally, the review points out the need for development of new theoretical perspectives, potential new instruments that extend beyond the socio-cognitive approach and instruments that allow the measurement of other environmental, personal and structural variables other than parents, coaches and athletes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere27
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Number of pages10
    JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
    Early online date22 Apr 2021
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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