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dc.contributor.authorScull, Jeffery (Jeff)
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T21:08:36Z
dc.date.available2014-12-02T21:08:36Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5914
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify elite triathlon coaches’ beliefs and practices as they pertain to motivating world-class triathletes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four elite triathlon coaches operating out of three different training groups. Furthermore, the athletes within these groups completed questionnaires assessing their motivational profiles, basic psychological needs, and perceived autonomy support. The interviews were analyzed deductively according to the Motivational Model of the Coach-Athlete Relationship (Mageau & Vallerland, 2003). The data revealed that coaches predominantly used an autonomy-supportive coaching style while also providing structure and involvement. The coaches emphasized an individualized approach for each athlete to best meet their needs. Athletes’ responses to the questionnaires provide support for the coaches’ philosophies and perceived behaviours. The findings of this study provide valuable direction for elite and developing coaches looking to enhance their communication skills in order to optimize athlete needs and motivation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjecttriathlonen_US
dc.subjectcoachingen_US
dc.subjectmotivationen_US
dc.subjectself-determinationen_US
dc.subjectautonomyen_US
dc.titleInvestigation into the Motivation Strategies of the Elite ITU Triathlon Coachesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US


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