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
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Human Kinetics
Veröffentlicht: 2017
Jahrgang: 59
Heft: 1
Seiten: 55-65
Dokumentenarten: Artikel
Sprache: Englisch
Level: hoch