Isabel Balaguer

Isabel Balaguer
University of Valencia | UV · Departamento de Psicología Social

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The Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire’s (TEOSQ’s) psychometric properties have been explored in previous studies but never in its digital version, which facilitates data collection. The objective of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the online TEOSQ by MenPas 1.0. The sample was composed of 2320 users (58.4% wom...
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Based on the conceptual model of multidimensional and hierarchical motivational climate the objective of this study was to test two models. One model (M1) of total mediation, testing the mediating mechanisms that explain why the motivational climate affects intention of continuity or dropout. Specifically, we test the mediating role of satisfaction...
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Findings in different contexts suggest that task orientation and ego orientation are related to adaptive and maladaptive motivational patterns, respectively. In sport, these personal dispositions could influence other important variables such as the goals that athletes pursue (and why they pursue them) during the season and their well- and ill-bein...
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Athletes have to face several challenges during the sport season, and one of them could involve dealing with unattainable goals. In these situations, being able to reengage in other goals as a form of goal adjustment and in response to contextual demands is adaptive. According to previous literature, some aspects of the athletes’ social context, su...
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The main objective of this work was to study the motivational antecedents of the intention to drop out of youth sport from the postulates of the achievement goal theory (AGT), placing special emphasis on the motivational climate that coaches create in their teams. Specifically, we analyzed whether changes in the perception of the motivational clima...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar el comportamiento de las variables de clima motivacional (empowering y disempowering), necesidades psicológicas (satisfacción y frustración) y cohesión (tarea y social) en función del sexo (hombres y mujeres), naturaleza de la actividad física (deporte conjunto-individual y educación física) y años de experie...
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The lockdown resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on peoples’ health. In sport specifically, athletes have had to deal with frustration of their objectives and changes in their usual training routines. The challenging and disruptive situation could hold implications for their well-being. This study examined the e...
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Perfectionism is considered to be an important personality factor within the dance context given the high number of dancers whose psychological health is influenced by its consequences. The relationship between perfectionism and dancers’ well- and ill-being can be mediated by a range of variables. The present study explores the role of forms of mot...
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El Inventario Multidimensional de Perfeccionismo en Deporte (MIPS) es una medida deportiva específica del perfeccionismo desarrollado a partir de una combinación de diferentes modelos multidimensionales. Este estudio analiza las propiedades psicométricas del MIPS en una muestra de adolescentes deportistas. Participaron 429 futbolistas españoles con...
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Based on the self-determination theory, this study examines the relationship between students' perceptions of their teachers' teaching styles, satisfaction of the need for competence, and procrastination behaviours in university students. The sample was composed of 675 university students (442 men, 279 women; 4 did not indicate gender, Mage = 19.81...
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El propósito de este estudio fue analizar el efecto de intervenciones de Psicología positiva y de ejercicio físico sobre indicadores de bienestar y malestar psicológico en estudiantes universitarios costarricenses. Se realizó una investigación cuasiexperimental, de diseño factorial (4 x 2) con me- diciones pre y post, en el que 233 estudiantes un...
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Positive psychology defends that resilience and satisfaction of the basic psychological needs contribute to predict athletes’ quality of engagement and optimal development. Based on self-determination theory the present study aims to test a model analyzing the relationship between young athletes’ resilience, satisfaction and thwarting of their basi...
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Positive psychology defends that resilience and satisfaction of the basic psychological needs contribute to predict athletes’ quality of engagement and optimal development. Based on self-determination theory the present study aims to test a model analyzing the relationship between young athletes’ resilience, satisfaction and thwarting of their basi...
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RESUMEN Tomando como base la conceptualización jerárquica y multidimensional del clima motivacional, propuesto por Duda (2013), el objetivo de este estudio fue poner a prueba el papel moderador de la motivación autónoma en la relación entre la percepción del clima empowering creado por el entrenador y la diversión en la práctica deportiva en pitche...
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Based on Duda's (2013) hierarchical and multidimensional conceptualization of the motivational climate, the objective of this study was to test the moderating role of autonomous motivation in the relationship between the perception of the empowering climate created by the coach and the enjoyment in the practice by baseball pitchers. Participants we...
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Based on Duda's (2013) hierarchical and multidimensional conceptualization of the motivational climate, the objective of this study was to test the moderating role of autonomous motivation in the relationship between the perception of the empowering climate created by the coach and the enjoyment in the practice by baseball pitchers. Participants we...
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Drawing on the self-determination framework, the study examined the effect of coaches' autonomy support on the leisure experience of young male football players. Specifically, a model was tested analyzing the long-term predictive power of the players' perceptions of the coaches' autonomy support at the beginning of the season on the subjective vita...
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Castellano Se analiza la creciente importancia social y cultural del running a partir de las aportaciones cincuenta investigadores e investigadoras de la Universitat de València y de otros especialistas en la materia bajo la coordinación del profesor y atleta Víctor Agulló Calatayud. El territorio valenciano presenta el mayor índice de práctica...
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This article explores the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Multidimensional Motivational Climate Observation System (MMCOS), an instrument based on observational methodology in order to assess the coach-created motivational environment in sport from conceptualization proposed by Duda in 2013, which integrates the Achievement G...
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The Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS) assess the subjective experience of being full of energy and alive, a clinically relevant outcome measure of positive psychological well-being. The purpose of this paper was to translate the 7-item SVS into Spanish and examine its psychometric properties. In Study 1 ( n = 790 adolescents) and Study 2 ( n = 130 at...
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Previous studies have documented links between sub-clinical narcissism and the active pursuit of short-term mating strategies (e.g., unrestricted sociosexuality, marital infidelity, mate poaching). Nearly all of these investigations have relied solely on samples from Western cultures. In the current study, responses from a cross-cultural survey of...
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Grounded in the Achievement Goal Theory framework of motivation and optimal functioning, there were two objectives of this study: (a) to test a model hypothesizing links between personal theories of school achievement, indices of the quality of academic engagement, wellbeing, and health-related behaviors, and (b) to explore whether the hypothesized...
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Previous studies have documented links between sub-clinical narcissism and the active pursuit of short-term mating strategies (e.g., unrestricted sociosexuality, marital infidelity, mate poaching). Nearly all of these investigations have relied solely on samples from Western cultures. In the current study, responses from a cross-cultural survey of...
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From the framework of the AGT (Ames, 1992; Nicholls, 1989), the SDT (Ryan and Deci, 2017) and Duda's (2013) motivational climate model, the aim of the study was to test two models throught the sequence: Perception of the coach created empowering climate, satisfaction of the basic psychological needs (BPNS) and self-determined motivation. In both, w...
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Grounded on basic psychological needs theory the aim of this paper was to test a model following the sequence: perceived coach controlling style - basic psychological needs thwarting – player feelings of discomfort. 433 young male football players (Mage = 13.58 ± 0.56)to the variables of interest. Structural equation modeling results showed that pe...
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Within the framework of basic psychological needs theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM) with a time-lagged design was used to test a mediation model examining the relationship between perceptions of coaches' interpersonal styles (autonomy supportive and controlling), athletes' basic psychological needs (satisfac...
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Background: The Satisfaction with Life Scale is one of the most widely used scales to measure the global cognitive judgment of satisfaction with one’s life. Method: This study assesses the equivalence of the SWLS across Spanish and Portuguese adolescents, using multi-sample Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Participants were Spanish (N = 2183) and P...
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The majority of research examining the relationship between the coach-created motivational and athlete motivation has relied on self-report measures. Grounded in Duda’s (2013) theoretically integrated model, the present study examined: (1) athletes', coaches' and observers' reports of the multidimensional motivational coaching environment in four E...
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Studies of extracurricular activities in adolescence show that nonschool time can be used to improve academic performance and personal development, but it is also possible to use it in risky behaviors or addictions. These distinguishing nuances can be analyzed by a time budget (TB), which records the activities accomplished, also incorporating the...
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Grounded in the framework of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000) the aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between coaches' interpersonal style (autonomy supportive and controlling), psychological need satisfaction/thwarting and motivation in 550 footballers (Men = 278, Women = 254; Mage = 21.43; SD = 1.97). Resul...
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Studies of extracurricular activities in adolescence show that non-school time can be used to improve academic performance and personal development, but it is also possible to use it in risky behaviors or addictions. These distinguishing nuances can be analyzed by a time budget (TB), which records the activities accomplished, also incorporating the...
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Grounded on basic psychological needs theory (18) the purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to test the mediational role of basic psychological needs (satisfaction and thwarting), and 2) to test the model invariance over two consecutive seasons. 360 young male athletes completed a questionnaire package tapping the variables of interest at four time...
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The aim of the present work was twofold: (1) To describe the features of the motivational education program for coaches Empowering CoachingTM , implemented in the European Project PAPA (Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity) and (2) To assess Spanish grassroots coaches’ perception on the education workshops of the program as well as its implicatio...
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Basic psychological needs theory (Deci and Ryan, 2000) holds that social contexts that are autonomy supportive promote well-being through satisfaction of basic psychological needs. Based on this theoretical framework, the aim of the present study was threefold: first, to test a model in which we analyse the sequence: perception of autonomy support...
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The objective of this study was threefold: 1) To determine the links between the perceived coach-created motivational climate and co- hesion, 2) To test a model with the following sequence: Dimensions of the perceived coach-created motivational climate 􏰀 self-determined moti- vation􏰀Dimensions of cohesion, and 3) To examine the meditational role of...
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The aim of the present work was twofold: (1) To describe the features of the motivational education program for coaches Empowering Coaching (TM), implemented in the European Project PAPA (Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity) and (2) To assess Spanish grassroots coaches' perception on the education workshops of the program as well as its implicat...
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The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to analyze the relationship between role efficacy, role clarity, and role performance effectiveness as a subjective measure of performance, and 2) to examine role clarity as a moderator of the role efficacy-performance relationship, in both an offensive and defensive context in football. Two hundred and ninety-...
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The objective of this study was threefold: 1) To determine the links between the perceived coach-created motivational climate and cohesion, 2) To test a model with the following sequence: Dimensions of the perceived coach-created motivational climate → self-determined motivation → Dimensions of cohesion, and 3) To examine the meditational role of s...
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The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to analyze the relationship between role efficacy, role clarity, and role performance effectiveness as a subjective measure of performance, and 2) to examine role clarity as a moderator of the role efficacy-performance relationship, in both an offensive and defensive context in football. Two hundred and ninety-...
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The objective of this study was threefold: 1) To determine the links between the perceived coach-created motivational climate and cohesion, 2) To test a model with the following sequence: Dimensions of the perceived coach-created motivational climate → self-determined motivation → Dimensions of cohesion, and 3) To examine the meditational role of s...
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Background: The purpose of this research was to translate into Spanish and examine the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Controlling Coach Behaviors Scale (CCBS) in male soccer players. The CCBS is a questionnaire designed to assess athletes' perceptions of sports coaches' controlling interpersonal style from the perspective of...
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Controlling interpersonal coaching style has negative implications on the psychological experiences of Young athletes (Balaguer, González, Fabra, Castillo, Merce & Duda, 2012; Bartholomew, Ntoumanis, Ryan, Bosch & Thøgersen-Ntoumani; Castillo, González, Fabra, Mercé & Balaguer, 2012). In the present study a model with following sequence was tested:...
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Los métodos directo y retrospectivo para establecer la zona individual de óptimo funcionamiento (IZOF) no consideran las posibles diferencias individuales en la amplitud del rango de ansiedad óptima. Por este motivo se sometió a prueba un método gráfico que permitiera establecer la amplitud de los rangos de ansiedad óptima de forma individualizada....
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"Drawing from contemporary social cognitive theories of achievement motiva­ tion, the relationship of personal theories of achievement (ego and task theory) with perceived ability and reported satisfaction with school and sport was examined. The cross-domain generality of these relationships in these con­ texts, in the case of a representative samp...
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Within the framework of achievement goal (Ames, 1992; Dweck, 1999; Nicholls, 1989) and self-determination (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000) theories, sport research has provided evidence that athletes have more adaptive motivational patterns and well-being when they perceive that coaches create task-involving atmospheres (Duda & Balaguer, 2007; Duda & Whit...
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The aim of the study was to examine to what extent young people who play organised soccer rate their leisure-time moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, life satisfaction, and health more positively and higher than a same-aged population-based reference group (including some adolescents who also played organised soccer). Data from two samples of f...
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Funded by the European Commission, the Promoting Adolescent health through an intervention is aimed at improving the quality of their participation in Physical Activity (PAPA) project revolved around the potential of youth sport to promote children’s mental and emotional health and physical activity engagement. A theoretically grounded coach educat...
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Within the framework of Achievement Goal Theory and Bandura’s Self-efficacy Theory, this study tested a model that hypothesized relationships between the perceived motivational climate, role efficacy and role performance effectiveness as an indicator of performance, in offensive and defensive contexts in football. The mediational function of role e...
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The motivational climate created by teachers and coaches is recognized to be an important determinant of the motivational processes and quality of engagement experienced by children and adolescents in sport, PE and other physical activity contexts. However, there is variability in the quality of the climate coaches create, and as a consequence, man...
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En el marco de la Teoría de las Metas de Logro y de la Teoría de la Autoeficacia de Bandura, se puso a prueba un modelo hipotetizando relaciones entre el clima motivacional percibido, la eficacia de rol y el desempeño del rol como un indicador del rendimiento, en situaciones de ataque y de defensa en fútbol. Asimismo, se exploró el papel mediador d...
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Based on Basic Needs Theory, one of the mini-theories of Self-determination Theory (Ryan & Deci, 2002), the present study had two objectives: (a) to test a model in the Mexican sport context based on the following sequence: perceived coach autonomy support, basic psychological needs satisfaction, and psychological well-being, and b) to analyze the...
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Abstract This study entailed a longitudinal test of basic psychological needs theory, a sub-theory in the self-determination framework (Deci & Ryan, 2000), in young soccer players. We examined whether changes in soccer players' perceptions of the coaches' interpersonal style (autonomy supportive and controlling) predicted changes in the players' ne...
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The purpose of this study was to study the associations between specific self-perceptions and global self-worth with different frequency levels of sport participation among Spanish boys and girls adolescents. Students (457 boys and 460 girls) completed the Self Perception Profile for Children (Harter, 1985) and items assessing sport engagement from...
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Drawing from the theories of self-determination (SDT; Ryan & Deci, 2000) achievement goals (AGT; Nicholls, 1989), and, in particular, Vallerand’s four-stage casual sequence embedded in his hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (HMIEM; Vallerand, 1997, 2001), this study tested a motivational model in the sport context via structur...
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Based on the basic psychological needs theory (BPNT; Deci & Ryan, 2000), in the present study a model with the following sequence was tested: controlling interpersonal coaching style Þ basic psychological need thwarting Þ burnout. Participants were 725 young male soccer players from category under 14 years old (Infantil), aged between 11 and 13 (M...
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Based on the basic psychological needs theory (BPNT; Deci & Ryan, 2000), in the present study a model with the following sequence was tested: controlling interpersonal coaching style þ basic psychological need thwarting þ burnout. Participants were 725 young male soccer players from category under 14 years old (Infantil), aged between 11 and 13 (M...
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Objectivos: i) comparar a percepção do estado de saúde dos adolescentes em função do seu sexo e da idade; ii) analisar as relações existentes entre a percepção do estado de saúde dos adolescentes e os seus comportamentos, em cada um dos sexos e diferentes escalões etários. Métodos: Foi utilizado o “Inventário de comportamentos relacionados com a sa...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between adolescents with a high or low risk of developing an eating disorder (ED) in different health behaviors (eating habits, physical activity and the consumption of substances) per gender. The EAT-40 and the Inventory of Behavioral Health in Scholars were applied to 2142 middle school studen...
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Grounded in the framework of self-determination theory (Deci y Ryan, 1985; 2000), socio-contextual and motivational predictors of intentions to continue participation in dance, and the role of burnout in these relationships were studied through the testing of two structural equations models, 197 vocational dancers, completed questionnaires assessin...
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The objective of the study was to analyse the psychometric properties (factor structure and reliability) of the TEOSQ (Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire; Duda, 1989) when adapted to the Mexican context and to ascertain whether there were any gender-contingent differences. The questionnaire was distributed to 239 athletes from 14 diffe...
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A model based on the achievement goal theory (Ames, 1992; Nicholls, 1989) and self-determination theory (SDT, Ryan and Deci, 2000) was tested by hypothesising the sequential relationships among the perceptions of motivational climate created by coaches, goal orientations, motivational regulations (intrinsic motivation, identified motivation, introj...
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Tests based on achievement goal theory (dichotomous model, Nicholls, 1989; and 2 x 2 model, Elliot and McGregor, 2001) were conducted on a model to analyse the hypothesised relationships between perceived motivational climate, perceived competence, approach and avoidance (mastery and performance) goals, and positive well-being indices (i. e., life...
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The objective of the study was to analyse the psychometric properties (factor structure and reliability) of the TEOSQ (Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire; Duda, 1989) when adapted to the Mexican context and to ascertain whether there were any gender-contingent differences. The questionnaire was distributed to 239 athletes from 14 diffe...