Title

The relationship between other-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behaviors

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

Department

Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Department

ISSN

1041-3200

Volume

28

Issue

1

DOI

10.1080/10413200.2015.1071297

First Page

78

Last Page

96

Publication Date

7-13-2016

Abstract

This study's purpose was to simultaneously examine the relationships between perceived coach-, peer-, and parent-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behavior (GPSB). Participants (N = 243) represented PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget hockey levels (11–17 years old). Hierarchical regression showed that hockey players’ goal orientations, perceived ability, and other-initiated motivational climate explained 22.6% (PeeWee) and 18.5% (Bantam/Midget) of the variance in Poor Sport Behavior while explaining 27.1% (PeeWee) and 34.6% (Bantam/Midget) of the variance in good sport behavior. Results provide perspective for how influential the social environment is to both GPSBs in youth hockey.