Motivation in Coaching: Promoting Adaptive Psychological Outcomes

Kieran Kingston, Daniel Wixey, Brendan Cropley

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The purpose of this chapter is to identify theoretically driven, practical strategies that can be used to support promotion of an adaptive psychological environment for athletes.Given the influence that coaches in sport can have upon the motivational outcomes and well-being of an individual (Cronin & Allen, 2015; 2018;Keeganet al., 2014), the strategies are focused on the actions and interactions of the coaching practitioner. We begin the chapter by providing a brief overview of some of the dominant theoretical frameworks that that have underpinned research into psychological environments. Having described the theoretical foundations to the research, we will review that work, and then, based on the implications,discuss strategies that could support the promotion of adaptive psychological environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssentials of exercise and sport psychology: An open access textbook
EditorsZachary Zenko, Leighton Jones
PublisherSociety for the Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-578-93236-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


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