Neural correlates of expert behavior during a domain-specific attentional cueing task in badminton players
Grounded in self-determination theory, this experimental study examined whether the valence (i.e., positive vs. negative) and style (i.e., autonomy-supportive vs. controlling) of normative feedback impact the self-talk, motivational experiences (i.e., psychological need satisfaction and enjoyment), and behavioral functioning (i.e., perseverance and performance) of tennis players (N=120; Mage=24.50±9.86 years). Positive feedback and an autonomy-supportive style positively influenced players enjoyment and perseverance, with psychological need satisfaction and self-talk playing an intervening role. While positive feedback yielded its beneficial effect via greater competence satisfaction and decreased negative self-talk, the beneficial impact of an autonomy-supportive communication style was explained via greater autonomy satisfaction.
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|Subjects:||sport psychology performance concentration badminton training experiment neurophysiology|
|Notations:||social sciences sport games|
|Published in:||Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology|