The coach–athlete relationship: a motivational model

  title={The coach–athlete relationship: a motivational model},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve A. Mageau and Robert J. Vallerand},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={883 - 904}
The aim of this paper is to present a motivational model of the coach–athlete relationship that describes how coaches may influence athletes' motivation. In line with cognitive evaluation theory (Deci and Ryan, 1980, 1985) and the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (Vallerand, 1997, 2000), a motivational sequence is proposed where coaches' personal orientation towards coaching, the context within which they operate, and their perceptions of their athletes' behaviour and… 

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