Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Understanding the interaction between coaches’ and athletes’ beliefs about sport development

Presenter Information

Kyle BlackFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department

Faculty Mentor

Matt Vierimaa

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Kyle Black

A01479521

USU SRS Abstract

Objective:

The purpose of this study is to understand the implicit beliefs of youth athletes and their coaches in order to help increase their enjoyment in sport. This is important because depending on the type of mindset (growth/fixed) that an athlete and a coach have could impact their views in sport. At this point, the relationship between coach and athlete implicit beliefs (i.e., growth vs. fixed mindset) motivation and happiness has not been researched. We hypothesize that by having a growth mindset, athletes and coaches will be more motivated to continue their growth in a sport atmosphere. This will be an ongoing study where preliminary findings will be presented at the SRS.

Methods:

Participants in this study include athletes ages 15-18 and their adult head coaches. All participants are a part of a club or non-high school team. The goal is to have 20 teams participate in the study. All participants will complete a 15 minute paper and pencil survey comprised of measures related to their implicit beliefs, enjoyment, and developmental experiences in sport. Data will be analyzed on SPSS using a regression model where motivation and enjoyment will be the dependent variables and the athletes and coaches’ mindset (lay beliefs) will be the independent variable.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-13-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

4-13-2017 2:45 PM

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Apr 13th, 1:30 PM Apr 13th, 2:45 PM

Understanding the interaction between coaches’ and athletes’ beliefs about sport development

Room 154

Kyle Black

A01479521

USU SRS Abstract

Objective:

The purpose of this study is to understand the implicit beliefs of youth athletes and their coaches in order to help increase their enjoyment in sport. This is important because depending on the type of mindset (growth/fixed) that an athlete and a coach have could impact their views in sport. At this point, the relationship between coach and athlete implicit beliefs (i.e., growth vs. fixed mindset) motivation and happiness has not been researched. We hypothesize that by having a growth mindset, athletes and coaches will be more motivated to continue their growth in a sport atmosphere. This will be an ongoing study where preliminary findings will be presented at the SRS.

Methods:

Participants in this study include athletes ages 15-18 and their adult head coaches. All participants are a part of a club or non-high school team. The goal is to have 20 teams participate in the study. All participants will complete a 15 minute paper and pencil survey comprised of measures related to their implicit beliefs, enjoyment, and developmental experiences in sport. Data will be analyzed on SPSS using a regression model where motivation and enjoyment will be the dependent variables and the athletes and coaches’ mindset (lay beliefs) will be the independent variable.