Roles of Coaching Styles, Motivation and Sports Behaviour on Youth Athletes Sport Performance

Ofoke Sunday Mbam, Nwankwo Chimezie, Oginyi Ronald.C.N, Ahamefule Kenneth N.


The study investigated the roles of coaching style, motivation and sports behaviour on youth athletes sport performance. A total of 100 participants comprising of 50 males and 50 females athletes who were ramdomly selected from Ebonyi State sport stadium and Ebonyi state university, Abakaliki; their mean age was 28.9 with SD age of 11.25. 3 instruments were used: The autonomy supportive & coaching style scale (ASCCSS: Williams, Cox, Kouides & Deci; Grolnick, Ryan & Deci 1991), prosocial and antisocial sport behaviour scale (PASBS; Kavuddan & Boardley, 2009) and validated by Olanrewaju 2014 for Nigerian sample and Athlete sport performance scale (APS; John & Heidi, 2013). The study is a cross sectional design and 3 way analysis of variance statistics were used for data analysis. The result of the study showed that there were statistically significant difference between autonomy-supportive coaching style and controlling climate coaching style on youth athlete performance, F(1,93) = 25.01 P<0.001. The result also showed that there were statistically significant difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivated athlete on youth athlete sports performance F(1,93) = 32.61, P<0.01. The result also indicates that there was statistically significant difference between prosocial and antisocial sports behaviour on youth athlete performance, F(1,93) = 29.07, P<0.001.  The implications of these findings for progressive coaching, reduction of performance stumps, sports performance and sports morality were discussed.

Keywords:Autonomy coaching style, controlling climate coaching style, prosocial sport behaviour, antisocial sport behaviour, Athletes.

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