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Title: The impact of parent-created motivational climate on adolescent athletes' perceptions of physical self-concept
Authors: Jowett, S
Rhind, DJA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Left Coast Press, Inc.
Citation: Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education 1(3): 345-360
Abstract: Grounded in expectancy-value model (Eccles, 1993) and achievement goal theory (Nicholls, 1989), this study examined the perceived parental climate and its impact on athletes' perceptions of competence and ability. Hierarchical regression analyses with a sample of 237 British adolescent athletes revealed that mothers and fathers' task- and ego-involving climate predicted their son's physical self-concept; the father in particular is the strongest influence in shaping a son's physical self-concept positively and negatively. It was also found that the self-concept of the young adolescent athlete is more strongly affected by the perceived parental-created motivational climate (both task and ego) than the older adolescent athlete's self-concept. These findings support the expectancy-value model assumptions related to the role of parents as important socializing agents, the existence of gender-stereotyping, and the heavy reliance younger children place on parents' feedback.
Description: This is a preliminary version of this article. The official published version can be obtained from the link below.
ISSN: 1935-7397
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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