Transcontextual development of motivation in sport injury prevention among elite athletes

King Chung Derwin CHAN, Martin S. HAGGER

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Abstract

The present study investigated the transcontextual process of motivation in sport injury prevention. We examined whether general causality orientation, perceived autonomy support from coaches (PAS), self-determined motivation (SD-Mtv), and basic need satisfaction in a sport context predicted SD-Mtv, beliefs, and adherence with respect to sport injury prevention. Elite athletes (N = 533) completed selfreport measures of the predictors (Week 1) and the dependent variables (Week 2). Variance-based structural equation modeling supported hypotheses: SD-Mtv in a sport context was significantly predicted by PAS and basic need satisfaction and was positively associated with SD-Mtv for sport injury prevention when controlling for general causality orientation. SD-Mtv for sport injury prevention was a significant predictor of adherence to injury-preventive behaviors and beliefs regarding safety in sport. In conclusion, the transcontextual mechanism of motivation may explain the process by which distal motivational factors in sport direct the formation of proximal motivation, beliefs, and behaviors of sport injury prevention. Copyright © 2012 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-682
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Citation

Chan, D. K.-C., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). Transcontextual development of motivation in sport injury prevention among elite athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34(5), 661-682. doi: 10.1123/jsep.34.5.661

Keywords

  • Self-determination theory
  • Hierarchical model of motivation
  • Adherence
  • Injured athletes
  • Injury fatality
  • Safety violation

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