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The influence of perceived parental responsiveness on athletes’ goal accomplishment, trait cognitive sport anxiety, and thriving: A semi-longitudinal study

Olivier Rouquette Orcid Logo, Camilla Knight Orcid Logo, Vicky Lovett Orcid Logo, Jean-Philippe Heuzé

Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Volume: 57, Start page: 102044

Swansea University Authors: Olivier Rouquette Orcid Logo, Camilla Knight Orcid Logo, Vicky Lovett Orcid Logo

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 19th February 2023

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine temporally distal influence at a three-month interval of perceived parental responsiveness on athletes’ goal accomplishment, trait cognitive sport anxiety, and thriving. Young players (154 males, 51 females, M = 12.50 years, SD = 0.65) involved in rugby, bask...

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Published in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
ISSN: 1469-0292 1469-0292
Published: Elsevier BV 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57621
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine temporally distal influence at a three-month interval of perceived parental responsiveness on athletes’ goal accomplishment, trait cognitive sport anxiety, and thriving. Young players (154 males, 51 females, M = 12.50 years, SD = 0.65) involved in rugby, basketball, and handball participated in the study. Initially, participants set three goals to accomplish over the next three months and completed questionnaires assessing their perceptions of their parents’ responsiveness, perceived self-efficacy, and self-esteem. Three months later, participants completed questionnaires assessing their goal accomplishment, worry about sport performance, and thriving. The results showed that athletes’ perceptions of their mother’s/father’s responsiveness, mediated by perceived athletes’ self-efficacy to accomplish their goals, influenced their goal accomplishment and trait cognitive sport anxiety three months later. The results also showed that athletes’ perceptions of their mother’s/father’s responsiveness, mediated by athletes’ self-esteem, influenced athletes’ thriving and trait cognitive sport anxiety three months later. Overall, the present study uniquely contributes to the understanding of parent-athlete relationships by showing that athletes’ perceptions of their mother’s and father’s responsiveness influence certain distal outcomes three months later (i.e., goal accomplishment, sports anxiety, and thriving) while mediated by self-efficacy and self-esteem.
Keywords: Adolescence, Attachment, Parent-child relationship, Youth sport, Wellbeing
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 102044