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A Qualitative Comparison of NCAA Coach Intended and Athlete Perception of Motivational Behavior

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dc.contributor.advisor Miller, Angela Blank, Megan
dc.creator Blank, Megan 2017-12-07 2018-05-17T17:09:52Z 2018-05-17T17:09:52Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G87104
dc.description.abstract This research study evaluated coaching behavior at the NCAA Division I mid-major level. It used phenomenology to describe coaches’ experiences as they motivated athletes, and athletes’ experiences as they interpreted their coaches’ motivational behavior. Four coaches and eight athletes participated in this study from team sports in the Mid-Atlantic region. The research evaluated real, lived experiences to better comprehend how coaches can use their behavior to develop intrinsic motivation among their athletes, improve performance, and help their athletes maintain a healthy balance between their academic, athletic, and personal lives. Results indicated coaches’ and athletes’ perceptions were similar in areas of positive feedback and recognition, relatedness and connectedness, and instruction. Their perceptions varied concerning negative feedback and indicated there may be strategies for coaches to administer more effective feedback to their athletes.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject coaching behavior en_US
dc.subject NCAA athlete perceptions en_US
dc.subject motivational behavior en_US
dc.subject NCAA athlete motivation en_US
dc.subject perceptions of motivation en_US
dc.title A Qualitative Comparison of NCAA Coach Intended and Athlete Perception of Motivational Behavior en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Science in Educational Psychology en_US Master's en_US Educational Psychology en_US George Mason University en_US

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