Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Kinesiology and Recreation
The effects of both peer-created and coach-created motivational climate on team cohesion was studied in a sample of 136 youth athletes. Task-involving aspects of both peer-and coach-created motivational climates were found to be positively related to team cohesion. Coach-created ego-involving climate was negatively related to team cohesion, most significantly attraction to group-task (ATG-T) cohesion. Peer-created ego-involving motivational climate was significantly, negatively related to group integration-task (GI-T) cohesion. Peer-created motivational climate accounted for variance above and beyond the influence of coach-created motivational climate on team cohesion. The results of this study suggest that a peer-created motivational climate influences team cohesion above and beyond a coach-created motivational climate.
Ewaldz, Annika M., "Understanding Motivational Climate and Team Cohesion in Youth Sport" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 613.