The Relationship between coaching behavior Style, the Pleasure of Exercise 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


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between coaches 'behavioral style and pleasure of exercise and athletes' moral health.

Materials and Methods: This research is descriptive-correlational research. The statistical population of this study included all athletes in Neyriz city (Fars province) (540 persons). Three questionnaires were used for data collection: coaching behavior style questionnaire of Chelladurai and Saleh (1980), Exercises pleasure questionnaire of Scanlan et al. (1993), and Sport Moral Health questionnaire of Vallerand et al. (1996). Descriptive statistics and Spearman correlation coefficient were used for data analysis.

Results: The results showed that although some of the components of sport moral health and coaching style such as negativism were inverse and negative, but overall, there was a positive and significant relationship between coaching behavior style Exercises pleasure questionnaire and athletes' moral health. Also, there was a positive and significant relationship between moral health in sport and exercises pleasure questionnaire.

Conclusion: According to the results, sport coaches 'behavioral style can affect the moral health and enjoyment of athletes. Therefore, sport coaches should choose their style of behavior according to athletes' needs, however, based on their willingness in supportive and participatory styles.