Athletes′ criticism of coaching behavior: Differences among gender, and type of sport

Evangelos Bebetsos, Filippos Filippou, George Bebetsos
2017 Polish Psychological Bulletin  
Most athletes are subject to intense mental and physical pressure not only during competition but also during practice. An important variable which may influence athletes′ performance is coaching behavior. The aim of the present study is to investigate if coaching behavior and its antecedents differentiate athletes according to their gender, type of sport, competition experience and weekly practice-time. The sample consisted of 367 male and female athletes who participated in both individual
more » ... both individual and team sports. They completed the Greek version of the "Coaching Behavior Questionnaire" (CBQ). Results indicated that coaching behavior differentiated athletes of individual sports, and athletes of team sports and experienced women with experienced men. Furthermore, coaches' behavior contributed to the differentiation on athletes who practice more than those who practice less. In conclusion, these results could help athletes, coaches and sport professionals become more familiar with psychological aspects that influence athletes′ behavior.
doi:10.1515/ppb-2017-0008 fatcat:uqzgxpdahbe5foennxgj6ytfbe