The correlation between coach-athlete relationship and motivation among Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam athhletes

Nur Amirah Zaker, Vincent A. Parnabas

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between coach-athlete relationship and motivation among UiTM Shah Alam athletes. The participants in this study consisted of 260 athletes (130 male and 130 female) participating in different individual and team sports. The coach-athlete relationship was measured by using Coach-Athlete Relationship Questionnaire (CART-Q) meanwhile The Sport Motivation Scale-II (SMS-II) was used to measure the athletes’ motivation level. Pearson correlation test shows moderate linear correlation between coach-athlete relationship and motivation (r = .32, p = .00). Thus, this finding revealed that athletes who have a good quality of relationship with their coaches tend to be more motivated due to the power of coaches that can influence the athletes’ psychological well-being and physical performance.


Keywords


Coach-athlete relationship, motivation, athletes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v7i1.173