The cognitive and motivation intervention program in youth female volleyball players

(Das kognitive und motivationale Interventionsprogramm für jugendliche Volleyballspielerinnen)

This study, grounded in Self-Determination Theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985, 2002) was aimed to determine the influence of a cognitive-motivational intervention program, to improve the basic psychological need satisfaction of autonomy and competence, autonomous motivation, procedural knowledge, perceived performance and sport commitment, in youth volleyball players. Participants included 34 Under-19 female volleyball players. A quasi-experimental design was carried out with an experimental group (n = 16; M = 17.45; SD = .45) and a control group (n = 18; M = 16.64; SD = .70). The experimental group followed a multidimensional intervention program comprised of 24 sessions held over three months (two training sessions per week). It was based on two strategies: giving athletes the possibility of choice in specific training tasks (proposing training situations with several action alternatives) and questioning (cognitively involving players through tactical questions). A repeated-measures MANOVA 2 (group: experimental and control) x 2 (time: pre-test and post-test) was used to analyse the effect of Group x Time interaction. The results of the inter-group analysis showed significant differences in the post-test measurement between the experimental group and the control group (in favour of the experimental group) in the variables: basic psychological need satisfaction of autonomy and competence, autonomous motivation, procedural knowledge, perceived performance and sport commitment. Given the relevance of the cognitive-motivational processes, not only for performance but also for sport commitment, this intervention has important implications for sport coaching.
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Schlagworte: Volleyball weiblich Nachwuchsleistungssport Jugend Kognition Motivation Training
Notationen: Spielsportarten Nachwuchssport Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften
DOI: 10.1515/hukin-2017-0147
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Human Kinetics
Veröffentlicht: 2017
Jahrgang: 59
Heft: 1
Seiten: 55-65
Dokumentenarten: Artikel
Sprache: Englisch
Level: hoch