Perceived coach-created and peer-created motivational climates and their associations with team cohesion and athlete satisfaction: evidence from a longitudinal study

Garcia-Calvo T., Miguel Leo F., Gonzalez-Ponce I., Antonio Sanchez-Miguel P., Mouratidis A., Ntoumanis N.

JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, vol.32, no.18, pp.1738-1750, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02640414.2014.918641
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1738-1750
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this longitudinal study, we examined the extent to which perceived coach-and peer-created motivational climates are associated with athlete-group cohesion and satisfaction with participation among Spanish soccer players competing in the Third National Division. Multilevel modelling analyses showed that perceived coach-created task climate was positively related to perceived cohesion and players' satisfaction with their participation within their team. Also, perceived peer-created task climate related positively to perceived cohesion. The results indicate the importance of considering peer-related aspects of the motivational climate in addition to considering the coach-related aspects of the motivational climate when examining motivational group dynamics in sport.