Motivational Climate in Youth Football Players
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AuthorCastro Sánchez, Manuel; Zurita Ortega, Félix; Ubago-Jiménez, José Luis; Ramírez-Granizo, Irwin A.; Chacón-Cuberos, Ramón
Castro Sánchez, M.[et al.]. Motivational Climate in Youth Football Players. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 83; doi:10.3390/bs8090083.
(1) Background: In recent decades, the psychology of sport has gained special relevance in this field, due to the influence of psychological variables on sports performance and the regularity of sports practice. The aim of this research is to analyse the motivational climate of footballers. (2) Methods: This study uses a descriptive cross-sectional design on a sample of 156 adolescent football players, using an ad-hoc questionnaire for the recording of socio-demographic variables and the PMCSQ-2 questionnaire on motivational climate in sport. (3) Results: The results of the present investigation indicate that footballers are more oriented towards task than ego, sportsmen who compete in Honor Division being the those who are more oriented towards ego and those of National Division being more oriented towards task. (4) Conclusions: The main conclusion of this research is those who are the motivational climate is related to the division in which the players compete.