The motivational atmosphere in youth sport: Coach, parent, and peer influences on motivation in specializing sport participants

Richard KEEGAN, Christopher Spray, Chris Harwood, David Lavallee

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    Abstract

    This study qualitatively examined the motivationally relevant behaviors of key social agents in specializing sport participants. Seventy-nine participants (9-18 years old) from 26 sports participated in semi-structured focus groups investigating how coaches, parents, and peers may influence motivation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-105
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
    Volume22
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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