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Satisfaction With the Coach and Mental Toughness in Elite Male Ice Hockey Players.

Rodahl, S., Giske, R., Peters, D.M. ORCID: and Høigaard, R. (2015) Satisfaction With the Coach and Mental Toughness in Elite Male Ice Hockey Players. Journal of Sport Behavior, 38 (4). p. 419. ISSN 0162-7341

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Elite male ice-hockey players (n=154) completed the Sport Mental Toughness Questionnaire and four subscales relating directly to satisfaction with the coach from the Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire. Subscale means for mental toughness and satisfaction with the coach were above the mid-point of the respective scales. Significant positive correlations were found between all but two of the possible pairings of satisfaction with the coach and mental toughness subscales. Multiple regression analyses revealed that the coach satisfaction subscales were significant predictors of MT-Constancy (R²= .09), MT-Confidence (R²- .12), MT-Control (R²= .14) and MT-Global (R²= .17).The only unique contribution was made by Personal Treatment to MT-Constancy, MT-Control and MT-Global. This demonstrate that satisfaction with the coach relates positively to mental toughness, with the most important aspect being Personal Treatment. The results highlight the importance of establishing a positive and effective coach-athlete relationship. This can enhance athlete satisfaction and promote mental toughness in athletes

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: coaches, mental toughness, male ice hockey players, satisfaction, sport psychology, sport behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:05

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