publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Investigating the Interpersonal Dynamics Between Coaches and Athletes Based on Fundamental Principles of Attachment

Davis, Louise; Jowett, Sophia;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2010 Journal: Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, volume 4, pages 112-132 (issn: 1932-9261, eissn: 1932-927X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:p>Grounded in Bowlby’s (1969/1982, 1988) attachment theory, this study aimed to explore (a) the pervasiveness of the three main functions of attachment within the context of the coach-athlete relationship, (b) the associations of athletes’ attachment styles with such important variables as satisfaction with the relationship and satisfaction with the sport, and (c) the process by which athletes’ attachment styles and satisfaction with sport are associated. Data were collected through self-report measures of attachment functions and styles as well as relationship satisfaction and sport satisfaction from 309 student athletes (males = 150, females = 159) whose...
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Interpersonal communication, Relationship satisfaction, Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Psychology, Attachment theory, Bivariate analysis, Social psychology, Regression analysis, Interpersonal relationship, Coaching, business.industry, business, C600
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