David Sánchez-Oliva

David Sánchez-Oliva
Universidad de Extremadura | UNEX

PhD

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January 2015 - March 2016
University of Lisbon
Position
  • PhD
January 2009 - October 2015
Universidad de Extremadura
Position
  • PhD

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Publications (193)
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Purpose of Review Overweight and obesity are associated to health prognosis. Therefore, body composition assessment is an important health outcome, especially in adult population. We analyzed the criterion-related validity of existing field-based methods and equations for body composition estimation in adults aged 19–64 years. Recent Findings One...
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Objective: Weight regain prevention is a critical public health challenge. Digital behaviour change interventions provide a scalable platform for applying and testing behaviour change theories in this challenging context. This study's goal was to analyse reciprocal effects between psychosocial variables (i.e., needs satisfaction, eating regulation...
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Background School years are crucial for acquiring life-lasting healthy habits. However, an increasing rate of children and adolescents fail to maintain a healthy lifestyle. European Union has financed the Erasmus+ Sport Let’s Move Europa project to design an innovative digital tool for promoting healthy lifestyles among those age groups. University...
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Abstract Most studies have shown a decline in the adherence to 24-Hour Movement Guidelines because of Covid-19 lockdown. However, there is little evidence regarding changes 1-year after the pandemic in these guidelines and their possible impact on academic performance. The study aims were: (1) to examine the possible changes in 24-Hour Movement Gui...
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Background To date, few digital behavior change interventions for weight loss maintenance focusing on long-term physical activity promotion have used a sound intervention design grounded on a logic model underpinned by behavior change theories. The current study is a secondary analysis of the weight loss maintenance NoHoW trial and investigated put...
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El entorno educativo se establece como el contexto donde el alumnado, independientemente de su género, tenga equidad de oportunidades ante la práctica deportiva. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el impacto de una unidad didáctica (UD) en Educación Física (EF) de Ultimate Frisbee a través del Modelo de Educación Deportiva (MED) en variables...
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Physical inactivity is a worldwide public challenge and a leading risk factor for overweight and obesity. Despite the well-recognized benefits of physical activity (PA), only 29% of European youth meet recommended guidelines of at least 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous PA. The school setting provides an ideal environment to promote healthy...
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Background Physical fitness is a powerful predictor of morbidity and mortality, and is therefore a useful indicator for public health monitoring. To assess physical fitness, field-based tests are time-efficient, inexpensive, have minimal equipment requirements, and can be easily administered to a large number of individuals. Objective The objectiv...
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Sedentary behaviour and screen‐based devices in particular have been negatively associated with a wide range of health and educational indicators. However, few have examined these relationships separately for school days and non‐school days, and none have used a person‐centred approach. This study aimed to identify school and non‐school day screen...
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Coaches can influence athlete outcomes, such as performance and personal development; yet, coaches themselves are learners in their own right, who seek to develop their coaching craft. Reflective practice is essential for coaches’ development; however, coaches might engage and benefit from reflective practice in myriad ways. This study aimed to eva...
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On the basis of self-determination theory, we aimed to identify students’ perceptions of interpersonal teaching style profiles (i.e. within-teacher combinations of six dimensions of need-supportive and need-thwarting behaviours of autonomy, competence and relatedness) and to examine, through a cross-sectional design, the possible associations betwe...
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The present study sought to examine the psychometric properties of new German, Portuguese, and Spanish versions of the Revised Short Form of the Physical Self-Inventory (PSI-S-R), and to contrast these properties against those from the original French version of this instrument. Participants (n = 1802) were 288 French youth, 177 German youth, 848 P...
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Multiple health-risk behaviors such as physical inactivity, sedentary behaviors or unhealthy diet represent a public health problem among adolescents. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of a school-based intervention on 24-hour movement behaviors (i.e., physical activity, screen-based behaviors, and sleep), Mediterranean diet, and self...
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Objective This study aims to examine the independent and combined associations of 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for physical activity, screen time, and sleep duration with academic achievement in adolescent males and females. Design Cross-sectional study. Method 1290 Spanish adolescents (565 females), aged 11 to 16 years (13.06 ± 0.84), participate...
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Actividad física en tiempo libre en estudiantes universitarios y transición escolar a la universidad desde las teorías de comportamiento: una revisión sistemática Leisure-time in physical activity in university students and school transition to university from behavioral theories: a systematic review Resumen. Introducción: Cambios en las conductas...
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Introduction: There are not many valid instruments to quickly and easily identify body dissatisfaction in adolescents. Most studies have used the Stunkard Rating Scale to assess body image. Nevertheless, this scale has been described as too abrupt and crude for adolescents. Aim Was to validate the body image dimensional assessment (BIDA) questionna...
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Background: Using self-determination theory as a framework, the aim of this study was 2-fold: (1) identify different profiles of motivational strategies used by exercise professionals and (2) examine associations of these motivational profiles with work-related variables: measures, perceived job pressures, need satisfaction/frustration, and percei...
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Body dissatisfaction (BD) is a significant concern among adolescents. We extend previous research by testing whether gender could moderate the relationship between physical activity (PA) and BD according to adolescents’ body mass index (BMI). 2,026 adolescents; 1,127 boys (13.13 ± 0.92) and 899 girls (13.06 ± 0.86), from 22 high schools in Spain, p...
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El objetivo del siguiente estudio fue contrastar el efecto de una intervención en una unidad didáctica (UD) aplicando metodologías activas como la gamificación, en comparación con otra en la que se utilizaron estilos de enseñanza tradicionales, sobre la motivación situacional respecto a los contenidos de expresión corporal, en alumnos de 3º y 4º de...
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Multiple health-risk behaviors such as physical inactivity, sedentary behaviors or unhealthy diet represent a public health problem among adolescents. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of a school-based intervention on 24-hour movement behaviors (i.e., physical activity, screen-based behaviors, and sleep), Mediterranean diet, and self...
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El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar, desde la teoría de la autodeterminación, el rol de los procesos motivacionales como predictores de la práctica de la actividad física durante el tiempo libre de los estudiantes universitarios colombianos. 193 estudiantes completaron cuestionarios autoadministrados sobre percepción del apoyo del docente de educac...
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Trajectories of physical activity and sedentary time (SED) may differ between subgroups of youth. The aim of this study was to identify group‐based dual trajectories of physical activity and SED and explore individual, social and environmental correlates of these trajectories. Longitudinal data (three time‐points, baseline 2011‐12) of Spanish youth...
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Desde la teoría del liderazgo transformacional, este estudio tenía como objetivo analizar las propiedades psicométricas de una versión adaptada al ámbito educativo del Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X). Un total de 1551 estudiantes españoles (M = 15,47 años ± 0,72; 679 chicos y 872 chicas) de 31 centros de enseñanza secundaria participa...
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Background Previous studies have identified sedentary behaviour, physical activity and eating habits as variables that define a healthy lifestyle. The aims of this investigation were to determine the association between lifestyle and body dissatisfaction, as well as to test the mediating effect of fatness and fitness in this relationship in adolesc...
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En los últimos años, se ha producido un aumento de las enfermedades no transmisibles en los países desarrollados, entre las que se destacan las enfermedades cardiovasculares, la diabetes tipo II, las enfermedades respiratorias crónicas y el cáncer. Concretamente, las enfermedades no transmisibles son responsables del 71% de las muertes anuales en t...
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Background Adolescence is a critical period for neurodevelopment, it is characterised by the establishment of behavioural patterns that can affect children’s physical, mental and cognitive health, both immediately and later in life. Objective The aim of the present research was to examine the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet...
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Background Although several studies that rely on self-determination theory have shown the positive interrelations among perceived need supportive learning environment, needs satisfaction, quality of motivation, and desired outcomes in the context of physical education, only few studies have tested so far the full sequence of relations within a sing...
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The purpose of the present study was to examine the motivational antecedents of passion for sport by testing a model where players' satisfaction of the three basic psychological needs was expected to predict their harmonious and obsessive passions through the mediation of autonomous and controlled motivations. Four-hundred eighty-seven elite U18 ma...
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Objectives The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of a coaching intervention on soccer athletes’ perceptions of the coaches’ competencies, enjoyment, satisfaction, and intention to persist in the sport. Equipment and methods: The sample consisted of 117 young male soccer players and eight of their coaches who were divided into two groups...
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According to the Self-Determination Theory, perceived job pressures can coerce professionals to develop more controlled motivations towards their work, and consequently increase the probability of using controlling motivational strategies. This study sought to analyze work-related motivations as mediators between two types of perceived job pressure...
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Prevalence of overweight and obesity is an important health problem worldwide. It was shown that physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with prevalence of overweight and obesity in youth individuals. However, few children and adolescents meet the World Health Organization recommendations about physical activity levels. The need to...
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Purpose: To examine the temporal trends of accelerometer-based total daily sedentary time (ST) and self-reported domain-specific sedentary behavior (SB) on weekdays and weekends in Spanish children. Method: A total of 560 (50.53% girls) children (4th graders) in 2011/12 from 23 Spanish schools and 462 (48.70% girls) children (4th graders) in 2017/1...
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Background: This article examines the differences in situational motivation toward fitness testing in physical education classes between non-overweight and overweight students, as well as the mediator effect of objective and perceived physical fitness on the relationship between weight status and motivation toward fitness testing. Methods: A tot...
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Active commuting to and from school (ACS) has been recognized as a potential tool to improve physical fitness. Thus, this study aims to test the relationships between the average slope in the ACS and physical fitness, as well as to verify the mediator role of fatness in the relationship between average slope and physical fitness. A total of 257 par...
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The aims of this study were to identify profiles of sedentary behaviour (SB) patterns, based on leisure-time self-reported SB modalities (screen, educative, social, and relaxing) and to evaluate changes in these profiles over 2 years among Spanish youth aged 8–18 years. Latent profile analysis (LPA), a data-driven analytic approach, was used to ide...
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The aims of this study were (i) to examine the sedentary time (ST) during different time periods [i.e., weekend, out-of-school weekdays hours, school hours, recess, physical education classes (PEC)] in children and adolescents; (ii) to identify 2-year longitudinal changes in the ST for these periods; and (iii) to examine if ST at baseline is associ...
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RESUMEN El propósito de esta investigación fue analizar las relaciones entre la motivación, actividad física y la inteligencia emocional, y determinar en qué medida incide la actividad física en la inteligencia emocional. Participaron un total de 431 sujetos (12-16 años) de distintos centros educativos. Se valoraron los niveles de autodeterminación...
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Purpose Children and adolescents can be distinguished by different typologies (clusters) of physical activity and sedentary behavior. How physical activity and sedentary behaviors change over time within different typologies is not known. This study examined longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary time among children and adolescents...
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Using self-determination theory as a framework, we aimed to study the relationships between perceived need support and need satisfaction with self-determined motivation and extracurricular physical activity intentions in the physical education (PE) classroom, including sex and out-of-school sport participation as moderators. Additionally, we aimed...
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semestre) RETOS. Nuevas tendencias en Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación Actividad física en tiempo libre en estudiantes universitarios Colombianos Physical activity in leisure time in Colombian university students Resumen. Analizar la asociación entre las variables de la Teoría de la Autodeterminación (TAD), la Teoría del Comportamiento Planif...
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Analizar la asociación entre las variables de la Teoría de la Autodeterminación (TAD), la Teoría del Comportamiento Planificado (TCP), el entorno universitario y la práctica de Actividad Física (AF) en tiempo libre en estudiantes universitarios. 363 estudiantes participaron y completaron cuestionario para analizar la satisfacción y la frustración d...
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Objectives The aim of this study was to design and develop a multidimensional observational coding system (Coach Interpersonal Style Observational System) to assess coaches' interpersonal style adopted during training sessions and matches. Equipment and methods Content validity was established by 11 experts (with proven knowledge and experience in...
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Objectives The current study aimed at analyzing the associations between latent transitions based on sedentary time and physical activity levels and changes in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), positive affect, and negative affect over two years in children and adolescents. Design Longitudinal design. Methods Participants were 1099 children...
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The main aim of this study was to analyze the multilevel associations between perceived coach interpersonal style (supportive and thwarting style) and basic psychological needs (satisfaction and frustration), and athlete-perceived coaching competency and satisfaction with the coach. Participants were 640 male soccer players aged between 12 and 18 y...
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We explored the interrelationship among cohesion, transactive memory systems (TMS), and collective efficacy in professional football. Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that TMS would mediate the relationship between cohesion and collective efficacy in football teams. Furthermore, we explored the specific effects of task and social cohesion on...
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The main objective of this study was to analyze the effects of a training program on the verbal behavior of unskilled youth football coaches without training and academic qualification (related with physical and sport training). The program was based on the promotion of motivational and methodological strategies with the purpose of optimizing the a...
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RESUMEN El propósito de esta investigación fue analizar las relaciones entre la motivación, actividad física y la inteligencia emocional, y determinar en qué medida incide la actividad física en la inteligencia emocional. Participaron un total de 431 sujetos (12-16 años) de distintos centros educativos. Se valoraron los niveles de autodeterminación...
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El objetivo de este estudio era analizar los efectos de un programa de formación sobre la conducta verbal de entrenadores de fútbol base no cualificados. El programa estaba basado en el fomento de estrategias motivacionales y metodológicas para optimizar las necesidades psicológicas básicas de los deportistas, aumentando las conductas relacionadas...
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Objectives: To identify lifestyle clusters in children and adolescents, to analyze associations between lifestyle clusters and body fat percentage (BFP) at baseline and 2 years later, and to examine if BFP at baseline is associated with BFP 2 years later. Study design: This longitudinal study involved 1634 Spanish youth (804 girls) aged 8-18 yea...
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Grounded in self-determination theory, this study aimed first to examine differences in motivation for physical activity (PA) and habitual PA levels between adolescents and university students in Spain. The second aim was to examine differences in the degree of association between their intrinsic motivation and amotivation for PA and habitual PA le...
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This study aimed to validate an English version of Basic Psychological Needs Support Questionnaire (BPNSQ) and the Basic Psychological Needs in Physical Education Scale (BPN-PE) in the physical education context. Participants included 453 students aged between 12 and 17 years. For the BPNSQ, the hypothesized three-factor solution displayed high int...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between coaching competency and team conflict, at individual and team levels, over the season. The participants were professional female and male soccer players, who participated in the First and Second Division. A longitudinal study was performed. At Time 1, the sample of participants consi...
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This study aimed to adapt and validate the Transactive Memory System Scale in Sport with professional players. The participants were 375 male and 229 female professional players, aged between 15 and 38 years (M = 24.34, SD = 4.03). The structure of the instrument was analyzed through confirmatory procedures and supporting the hypothesized theoretic...
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This research examines the association between measured body mass index (BMI) and the perception of BMI by young students. Moreover, this research tests the importance of BMI and self‐concept, in order to predict body dissatisfaction in high school students. The sample consisted of 2087 individuals from different high schools in Extremadura, Spain,...
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Objectives: Grounded on the self-determination theory, the aim of this study was to assess the impact of perceived need support/thwarting, psychological needs satisfaction/frustration and motivation on young soccer players’ sport commitment. Equipment and methods: We used a sample of 430 male soccer players (Mage = 14.21 years, SD = 1.67 years, ran...
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Purpose Coaches' motivation is central to their coaching, however, few studies have examined coaches' motivation in different cultures. The aim of this study was to provide initial validation of the Portuguese version of the Coach Motivation Questionnaire. Method The participants were 369 coaches from various sports (males = 288) aged between 18 a...
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Framed within Self-Determination Theory, the purpose of the present study was to test the effects of a training program with physical education (PE) teachers. Participants were 21 high school PE teachers (experimental group, n = 10; control group, n = 11), and their 836 students, aged 12 to 16 years. Teachers in the experimental group received a tr...
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Introducción. El rol del profesor de Educación Física es determinante sobre la motivación de los alumnos a través de la utilización de diversas estrategias para satisfacer sus necesidades psicológicas básicas, además tradicionalmente los docentes no suelen incidir sobre los contenidos relacionados con la Expresión Corporal por las dificultades meto...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between gender and the educational grade on the one hand, and physical activity levels, motivation, self-identity, body dissatisfaction, the intention to be physically active and daily sitting time on the other, in a sample of Spanish high school adolescents. The sample consisted of 2087 Spanis...
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Purpose: The objectives were to develop and validate the Coaches’ Interpersonal Style Questionnaire. The Coaches’ Interpersonal Style Questionnaire analyzes the interpersonal style adopted by coaches when implementing their strategy of supporting or thwarting athletes’ basic psychological needs. Method: In Study 1, an exploratory factor analysis wa...
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Physical education teachers’ interpersonal style has been widely studied regarding Basic Psychological Needs support (i.e., autonomy, competence and relatedness support). A supportive interpersonal style contributes to enhance motivation and engagement towards physical education class. Contrarily, the contribution of controlling interpersonal style...
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The Motivation at Work Scale (MAWS, Gagné et al., 2010) was developed in accordance with the multidimensional conceptualization of motivation postulated in Self Determination Theory (SDT). Research in different domains (e.g., Sports), has supported that autonomous motivation leads to positive motivational consequences, whereas controlled motivation...
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Coach motivation may have a cascade effect on the athletes’ motivation. The Basic Needs Theory (BNT), a mini-theory of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) posits that individuals possess three innate psychological needs which, when satisfied, provide the necessary nutriments for psychological growth and wellbeing. The aim of this study was to develop v...
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The main objective of this study is to examine the structure of the Role Ambiguity Framework and a validation into Spanish of the Role Ambiguity Scale with professional players. We employed a sample of 604 male and female professional athletes, aged between 15 and 38 years. To find the best solution of the questionnaire’s factor structure, a set of...
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Background: Research into the factors associatedwith the use of differentmotivational strategies by exercise professionals is of empirical and practical utility. Purpose Grounded in self-determination theory, this study sought to analyze putative antecedents, mediators, and work-related well- and ill-being consequences of two types of motivational...
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The main goal of the study was to assess the effects of an intervention programme developed with soccer coaches, based on promoting strategies to optimise the satisfaction of the basic psychological needs of athletes. Eight soccer coaches, aged between 19 and 50 years (M = 32.5; SD = 14.34), participated in the study. They were selected intentional...
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The aim of the study was to develop a validation into Spanish of the of the scale carried out by Myers, Chase, Beauchamp, and Jackson (2010) about coach' competence (Athletes' Perceptions of Coaching Competency Scale II-High School Teams: APCCS II-HST). The sample was formed by 581 players, whom 356 athletes were male and 225 individuals were femal...
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Within the context of the transition from junior-to-senior sport, this study aims in first place to explore differences in young Spanish elite soccer players based on the importance given to getting different achievements in their future (including sport, studies and private life) and, in second place, to explore differences among those players in...