A Cross-Sectional Study of Student-Athlete Needs Satisfaction and Well-Being

  title={A Cross-Sectional Study of Student-Athlete Needs Satisfaction and Well-Being},
  author={Abigail M. Gunnink},
Grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), the purpose of this study was to examine (a) the effects of the social environment, as defined by the divisions of the Department of Athletics, on student-athletes’ perceptions of basic needs satisfaction, (b) the effects of basic needs satisfaction on well-being, and (c) the effects of time demands, during in-season and off-season, on well-being, among student-athletes at Portland State University (PSU). Participants were student… Expand


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