Goal striving, coping, and well-being: a prospective investigation of the self-concordance model in sport.

@article{Smith2011GoalSC,
  title={Goal striving, coping, and well-being: a prospective investigation of the self-concordance model in sport.},
  author={Alison L. Smith and Nikos Ntoumanis and J. Larry Duda and Maarten Vansteenkiste},
  journal={Journal of sport & exercise psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={124-45}
}
Developing upon cross-sectional research (Smith, Ntoumanis, & Duda, 2007) supporting the self-concordance model (Sheldon & Elliot, 1999) as a framework for contextual goal striving, the current study investigated the assumptions of the model in relation to season-long goal striving in sport. The study additionally examined the role of coping strategies in the persistence of goal-directed effort. Structural equation modeling analysis with a sample of 97 British athletes indicated that start-of… CONTINUE READING

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