Athlete engagement in elite sport: An exploratory investigation of antecedents and consequences

Hodge, Ken, Lonsdale, Chris and Jackson, Susan A. (2009) Athlete engagement in elite sport: An exploratory investigation of antecedents and consequences. The Sport Psychologist, 23 2: 186-202.

Author Hodge, Ken
Lonsdale, Chris
Jackson, Susan A.
Title Athlete engagement in elite sport: An exploratory investigation of antecedents and consequences
Journal name The Sport Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-4781
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 186
End page 202
Total pages 17
Editor Ian Maynard
Jeff King
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject C1
950102 Organised Sports
170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract In this exploratory study, we examined hypothesized antecedents (basic psychologi­cal needs) and consequences (dispositional flow) of athlete engagement (AE); plus the extent to which AE mediated the relationship between basic needs and flow. Struc­tural equation modeling with a sample of 201 elite Canadian athletes (60.20% female, mean age = 22.92 years) showed that needs satisfaction (particularly competence & autonomy) predicted athlete engagement (30% explained variance); and needs satis­faction and athlete engagement predicted dispositional flow (68% explained vari­ance). AE partially mediated the relationship between needs satisfaction and flow. Practical suggestions are offered for needs-supportive coaching programs designed to increase both AE and flow.
Q-Index Code C1
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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