The Role of Perceived Justice on Satisfaction with the Coach: Gender Differences in a Longitudinal Study

Miguel Ángel López-Gajardo, José Carlos Ponce-Bordón, Ana Rubio-Morales, Rubén Llanos-Muñoz, Jesús Díaz-García
2021 Sustainability  
The aim of this study was to determine the interaction between the factors of perceived justice with regard to players' satisfaction with the coach's behavior, and also to determine the evolution of these interactions across a season in elite male and female soccer. A longitudinal design was carried out, with three measurement points (i.e., at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of a season). Participants were 439 professional soccer players (males = 227, females = 212), aged between
more » ... and 33 years (M = 23.81, SD = 4.53). Results showed gender differences in the factors that predict satisfaction with the coach. Women grant more importance to relational and motivational aspects. It was also confirmed that there are important variations across the season in both genders. These results can help to better understand which behaviors are more appropriate for coaches depending on gender and time of the season.
doi:10.3390/su14010401 fatcat:yhzqszb7hjgqlmr5o6otyidipi