The relationship between coaching behavior style, exercise pleasure and athletes' moral health

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Science, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport management, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Master of Sport Management, Sport Science Department, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran


Background: The coaching styles are a powerful force that can affect the health of athletes and their view of sports.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Coaches' Behavioral Style (CBS) and Exercise Pleasure (EP) and Athletes' Moral Health (AMH).
Materials and Methods: This research is descriptive-correlational. The statistical population of this study included all athletes in Neyriz city. Three questionnaires were used for data collection: CBS questionnaire of Chelladurai and Saleh (1980), EP questionnaire of Scanlan et al. (1993), and AMH questionnaire of Vallerand et al. (1996). Descriptive statistics and the Spearman correlation coefficient were used for data analysis.
Results: The results showed that although some of the components of AMH and CBS, such as negativism, were inverse, overall, there was a positive and significant relationship between CBS and AMH. Also, there was a positive and significant relationship between AMH and EP.
Conclusion: According to the results, CBS can affect AMH and EP. Therefore, sports coaches should choose their behavior style according to athletes' needs, however, based on their willingness in supportive and participatory styles


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