The associations and development of motivational climate, achievement goals, and physical functional skills in young floorball players
Grasten, A and Forsman, H and Watt, A, The associations and development of motivational climate, achievement goals, and physical functional skills in young floorball players, International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching ISSN 1747-9541 (In Press) [Refereed Article]
The present study examined the associations and development of
motivational climate, achievement goals, and physical functional skills in
young floorball players, as simultaneous antecedents and outcomes of
achievement goals and the game of floorball warrant further studies. A
total of 283 male players with a mean age of 11.49 (± .27) years in the
beginning of the data collection were followed across two measurement
phases, separated by a 12 months interval. Players completed physical
functional skill tests and self-report questionnaires. The findings showed
that the perceptions of task-involving coaching practices that encourage
learning and effort over competition were moderately related with
mastery-approach, whereas perceptions of ego-involving climate were
moderately linked with performance-approach and performance avoidance.
Higher mastery-avoidance was also linked with weaker aerobic endurance.
Finally, performance-approach, mastery-approach, performance-avoidance,
running speed, aerobic endurance, and lower limb strenght improved over
time. To reduce negative perceptions of mastery-avoidance and develop
young floorball players’ physical functional skills, it could be important that
coaches promote appealing aerobic endurance activities. For instance, by
providing opportunities to design or lead an activity or through formulating
options representing a wide range of endurance training activities,
especially among players with higher perceptions of mastery-avoidance.
achievement, motivation, running speed, aerobic endurance, lower limb strength, development