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Title: Passion in sport: on the quality of the coach-athlete relationship
Authors: Lafreniere, Marc-Andre K.
Jowett, Sophia
Vallerand, Robert J.
Donahue, Eric G.
Lorimer, Ross
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Passion
Coach-athlete relationship
Positive emotions
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)2008 Human Kinetics, Inc., may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
Citation: Lafreniere, M. K. 2008. Passion in sport: on the quality of the coach-athlete relationship. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 30(5). pp.541-560. Available from http://hk.humankinetics.com/jsep
Abstract: Vallerand et al. (2003) developed a dualistic model of passion, wherein two types of passion are proposed: harmonious (HP) and obsessive (OP) passion that predict adap­tive and less adaptive interpersonal outcomes, respectively. In the present research, we were interested in understanding the role of passion in the quality of coach–athlete relationships. Results of Study 1, conducted with athletes (N = 157), revealed that HP positively predicts a high-quality coach–athlete relationship, whereas OP was largely unrelated to such relationships. Study 2 was conducted with coaches (N = 106) and showed that only HP positively predicted the quality of the coach–athlete relation­ship. Furthermore, these effects were fully mediated by positive emotions. Finally, the quality of the coach–athlete relationship positively predicted coaches’ subjective well-being. Future research directions are discussed in light of the dualistic model of passion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/273
ISSN: 1543-2904
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