Isabel Castillo

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

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January 1996 - present
University of Valencia
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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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Objectives: To analyze the effects of an aquatic exercise program on indicators of psychological wellbeing in sedentary women. The study also addresses the influence of social context on the psychological wellbeing of participants. Material and methods: 36 women were assigned either to the control group (n = 12) or the experimental group (n = 24)....
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Background: Based on the refined theory of basic individual values and transformational leadership theory, this study focuses on the associations between coaches’ value priorities and their transformational leadership behaviours, exploring the potential mediation versus moderation effect of two alternative variables in this relationship: perceived...
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The aim of this research was to examine the relationships between transformational parenting, autonomy support displayed by mothers and fathers, and sport burnout in 360 junior soccer players (324 males, range age = 12-18 years). To this end, four steps were followed. Steps 1 and 2 tested the psychometric properties (i.e., factorial structure, inte...
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In the context of education, this study examined the relationship between perceiving a transformational physical education (PE) teacher and student's leisure-time physical activity (PA). Furthermore, we tested the potential mediation role of motivational learning climate, passion and self-determined motivation in this relationship. The sample was c...
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Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), the major aim of this study was to examine the social, environmental, and motivational predictors of adolescent football players’ intentions to drop out of their sport over the course of a season. Participants were 552 players (Mage = 11.23, SD = 1.14). A longitudinal model was tested which hypothesized...
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Exploramos las variables psicosociales relacionadas con el control de peso en adolescentes de México y España. Estos estudios ponen de manifiesto que la motivación controlado, bajo sentido de eficacia y miedo a engordar son factores que llevan a estos adolescentes a iniciar el control de peso. We explored psychosocial variables related to weight c...
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Motivation is an important field in sport because it is related to the satisfaction, psychological well-being, or adherence to sport. The Psychological Need Satisfaction in Exercise Scale (PNSE) is one of the questionnaires that assess motivation from the Self-Determination Theory. Online tools are growing because of the advantages that they offer....
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The aim of this study was to analyze the direct and indirect relationships between romantic myths of love and teen dating violence victimization (physical and psychological), considering the mediating role of tolerant attitudes toward abuse and the moderator role of gender. A sample of 467 adolescents who had a dating relationship at that time or i...
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University students represent a population that faces high risks regarding physical inactivity. Research suggests that a regular engagement in physical activity (PA) may be more likely established when it leads to the experience of subjective vitality. Subjective vitality, in turn, is more likely achieved through physical activities that individual...
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On the basis of the spillover or transfer effect and the transtheoretical model of change, this study assessed the association between amount of physical activity, healthy and unhealthy weight control behaviors, and motivational types, as well as their variability across stages of change. A total of 1219 randomly selected Mexican adults from 18 to...
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Health behaviours are gendered, so men and women may behave in different ways in pursuit of health. Weight control is primarily about losing excess weight or maintaining a healthy weight, and both healthy and unhealthy ways are involved in these goals. The healthy way of weight control refers to exercising, eating less food high in fat and sugar, e...
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Given the increasing percentage of overweight and obesity worldwide, weight control is a primary health-promoting behaviour. Integrating Grit personality, self-determination theory, and the transtheoretical model of change, this study evaluates Grit personality and motivation as psychological antecedents of the stages of change towards weight contr...
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Ante el aumento del porcentaje de sobrepeso y obesidad a nivel mundial, el control de peso es una conducta primordial de promoción de salud. La presente investigación integra el modelo de personalidad Grit, la teoría de la autodeterminación y el modelo transteórico del cambio para tratar de comprender la conducta del control de peso: El objetivo de...
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El uso excesivo de los videojuegos y la adicción a los mismos entre los deportistas es una preocupación reciente que va en aumento. La sensibilidad a la ansiedad es un factor de riesgo para las conductas adictivas, del mismo modo que la dureza mental, ampliamente asociada a los deportistas, es un elemento protector. El presente trabajo examina las...
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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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Objective In order to understand the psychological antecedents or personal factors that lead to weight control behaviours that can help to develop more effective prevention strategies. Design The present correlational study has a non-experimental, quantitative, cross-sectional design. A model was tested considering types of motivation (autonomous...
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This study examined the relationships between grit personality, self-efficacy, motivation (autonomous, controlled, and amotivation), and the readiness to change index toward exercise. Participants were 391 adults aged between 18 and 64 years old (M = 31.16; SD = 12.45) from Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico) who completed questionnaires (i.e., the Grit Pe...
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Background: The dynamic nature of physical education (PE) requires careful consideration of lesson planning and delivery in order to promote health and wellbeing and to achieve various learning goals. One such goal is promoting personal and social development to support students to value and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, especially during tr...
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Introducción/objetivo. El objetivo de esta investigación es examinar el poder predictivo de la percepción de los estilos interpersonales de entrenadores/as, padres y madres en el compromiso e intención de abandono de adolescentes deportistas argentinos de alto rendimiento, considerando el papel del género en esta relación. Método. Participaron 234...
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The aim of the study was to examine the controlling style in two contexts of social influence: the team (i.e., coach and teammates) and the family (i.e., father and mother), as well as the mediational role of motivation (autonomous, controlled, and amotivation) and its relationship with boredom and burnout in young swimmers. To this end, 267 swimme...
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Obiettivi: All’interno del quadro teorico della teoria dei bisogni psicologici di base (Ryan & Deci, 2000), il presente studio ha testato a) un modello strutturale di relazioni in cui le aspirazioni perfezionistiche e le preoccupazioni perfezionistiche sono state complessivamente associate alle valutazioni soggettive del successo percepito dagli...
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Perceived motor competence (PMC) is important to health as it mediates the association between actual motor competence (AMC) and physical activity. Many instruments assess the broader construct of physical self-perception but no scale has been developed to assess PMC in stability. The aim of this study was to develop and analyse the reliability and...
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This study based on the self-determination theory aims to examine the relationship among the aspirations that fathers have about their children’s youth baseball practice, the children’s basic psychological needs (satisfaction and frustration), and their intentions to either continue or drop out of baseball practice in a sample of children from Herm...
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The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties, structure, and factorial invariance regarding gender of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale adapted to the educational work context. A total of 568teachers from 74 schools (63% women,37% men) between 18 and 63 yearsof age (Mage= 37.37; SD = 10.37) particip...
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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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Students' autonomous self-regulation requires not only self-motivation but also volition or transforming motivation into specific behavioral intentions and following through. Self-regulation includes self-motivation (i.e., goal setting, learning from mistakes) and volitional regulation (i.e., strategic decision making). Furthermore, individual diff...
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In this study with 746 basketball players (M age = 14 .63, SD = 1 .4), we examined the relationship between the personal values that guide their lives and their moral attitudes when they play basketball, and we explored how this relationship is mediated by both personal values towards sports practice and goal orientations. In addition, we analyzed...
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In this study with 746 basketball players (M age = 14 .63, SD = 1 .4), we examined the relationship between the personal values that guide their lives and their moral attitudes when they play basketball, and we explored how this relationship is mediated by both personal values towards sports practice and goal orientations. In addition, we analyzed...
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The present study examined the psychometric properties of the coach-adapted version of the Empowering and Disempowering Motivational Climate Questionnaire (EDMCQ) using Bayesian structural equation modelling (BSEM). The sample included 780 (Mage = 36.4; SD = 10.8; males n = 698; females n = 54; 28 participants did not report sex) youth sport coache...
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Despite the well-known positive consequences of transformational coaches in sport, there is still little research exploring the mechanisms through which coaches' transformational leadership exerts its impact on athletes. Multilevel SEM was used to examine the relationship between coaches' transformational leadership style, a task-involving climate,...
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Within the framework of the theory of human values (Schwartz, 1992; Schwartz et al, 2012), and the selfdetermination theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985, 2000), the aim of the study was to test a model, in a sample of 115 young basketball players (Mage = 13.98, SD = 0.13), which hypothesized that different types of motivation (autonomous motivation, contro...
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Abstract The lack of valid tools to measure variables related to healthy behaviors in Mexico has led the authors to adapt and validate the Grit Scale and the Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire (TSRQ) for diet into Mexican Spanish, and explore the relationship between grit and types of motivation towards healthy eating as evidence of validity....
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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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The authors examined leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), body mass index (BMI), and perceived physical ability as body dissatisfaction antecedents, and analyzed their relationship to well-being. The sample comprised 501 university students. Data were collected using a selfadministered survey. Path analysis revealed that LTPA positively predicted...
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The pictorial scale of Physical Self-Concept in Children (P-PSC-C) is a relatively new instrument for investigating physical self-concept in childhood. The current study aims to examine the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the P-PSC-C, and also to analyse the validity according to the children's age. A sample of 365 primary school...
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The aim of this work was to analyze life aspirations of adolescent elite athletes and their relationship with the passion they have with respect to their sport. Participants were 234 Argentine athletes (47.90 % male; 52.10 % female) aged between 12 and 16 years (M = 14.48, SD = 1.09) from National Sport Development Plan (Buenos Aires, 2018) selecte...
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Within the framework of the theory of human values (Schwartz, 1992; Schwartz et al, 2012), and the self-determination theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985, 2000), the aim of the study was to test a model, in a sample of 115 young basketball players (Mage = 13.98, SD = 0.13), which hypothesized that different types of motivation (autonomous motivation, contr...
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El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar las aspiraciones vitales de deportistas adolescentes de alto rendimiento y su relación con la pasión que tienen con respecto a su deporte. Participaron 234 deportistas argentinos (47,9 % varones; 52,1 % mujeres) de entre 12 y 16 años de edad (M = 14,48; DT = 1,09) pertenecientes al Plan de Desarrollo de los...
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Few studies have examined exercise adherence in the Mexican population using self-determination theory proposals and the stages of change model. The objectives of this study were:(a) to translate and adapt the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-3 (BREQ-3) to Mexican Spanish and examine its internal consistency and factorial structure (...
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Se presenta una breve descripción de la teoría de la autodeterminación (Self-Determination Theory [SDT, por sus siglas en inglés (Deci y Ryan, 1985, 2002; Ryan y Deci, 2017), así como el panorama general de las investigaciones realizadas en el contexto de la educación física con población mexicana. Se presentan los hallazgos de los estudios realiza...
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Background: Based on the refined theory of basic individual values and transformational leadership theory, this study focuses on the associations between coaches’ value priorities and their transformational leadership behaviours, exploring the potential mediation versus moderation effect of two alternative variables in this relationship: perceived...
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The purpose of this study was to consider if the interaction between the perception of Physical Education (PE) teachers' support of their students' needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness, teachers gender and students gender predicts autonomous motivation during PE classes.
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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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Drawing from the transformational leadership theory, this study aims to translate and analyse the psychometric properties of a Spanish ver-sion of the Transformational Teaching Questionnaire (TTQ). A cohort sample of 2107 adolescents (997 males and 1110 females) from 82 secondary schools voluntarily participated in the research. In Study 1 (n = 106...
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Based on Self Determination and Achievement Goal theories, in this study we tested the relationship between perceptions of coaches’ interpersonal styles, athlete’s goal orientations, mental toughness (MT) and future intention of sport practice, as well as self-perception of achievement in sport in a sample of 155 athletes (82 men and 73 women) with...
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Objective A positive perception of motor competence (MC) is important for children's health trajectory. It is purported that young children's perception is not well aligned with their actual ability. Alternative sources of perceptions are postulated from children's social context such as their parents or teachers. This study aims to analyse the ass...
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Perceived motor competence is a subdomain of perceived physical competence that is related to the practice of physical activity and motor skills. The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence (PMSC) assesses perceived motor competence (locomotor, object control, and active play skills) in children. The purpose of the present study was...
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The aim of this study was to translate into Spanish spoken in Mexico and examine the psychometric properties of the Mexican version of the basic psychological needs satisfaction in physical education scale (ESNPB-EF) in Mexican high school students. In the Study 1, translation and adaptation of the scale were done, factorial structure and reliabili...
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Abstract / Resumen: The aim of the present study was to examine the role of decisional balance and different types of motivation in predicting exercise enjoyment in a sample of 419 participants from the metropolitan area of Monterrey (Mexico), aged between 18 and 55 (Mage= 31.02 years; SD = 11.32; 50.1% males). A hierarchical regression analysis wa...
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The Self-determination theory suggests that the persons can be involved in an activity (e.g. exercise) internalizing different reasons and these reasons can be detected in the form of motivational regulations more or less self-determined. At the same time the stages of change model explain how people change from being inactive to active behavior. T...
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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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The Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD) is a process-oriented scale that provides qualitative information on children’s motor competence. The aim of the current study was to analyze the psychometric properties by examining the internal consistency and construct validity of the Spanish version of the TGMD-3. A sample of 178 typically developed ch...
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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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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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Introduction Self-Determination Theory (SDT) suggests that individuals with autonomous regulations hold greater levels of optimal functioning than those with controlling regulations. In addition, SDT underlines the importance of social aspects within motivational processes. In the educational setting, teachers' interpersonal style while giving inst...
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Introducción: La teoría de la autodeterminación sugiere que los sujetos con regulaciones autónomas mostrarán mayores niveles de funcionamiento óptimo que aquellos con regulaciones controladoras. Asimismo, la teoría ha defendido la importancia que tienen los factores sociales en los procesos motivacionales. En el contexto educativo, uno de los facto...
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Currently there are no instruments adapted to Mexican context measuring teacher’s support to basic psychological needs during physical education classes. Based on the self-determination theory, this research aims were: a) to translate and adapt the Basic Psychological Needs Support in Physical Education Questionnaire to Mexico, b) to examine the re...
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Objective: To examine the reliability and validity of a scale to measure perceived barriers to active commuting to school among Spanish young people. Method: The validity of the scale was assessed in a sample of 465 adolescents (14-18 years) using a confirmatory factor analysis and studying its association with self-reported active commuting to...
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Introduction: Physical activity levels are low in the general population and these levels decrease from childhood to adolescence, as well as from adolescence to adulthood. Active commuting (AC) is an opportunity to increase the physical activity levels. The distance between home and destinations is a main correlate of AC; however, the distance that...
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Currently there are no instruments adapted to Mexican context measuring teacher's support to basic psychological needs during physical education classes. Based on the self-determination theory, this research aims were: a) to translate and adapt the Basic Psychological Needs Support in Physical Education Questionnaire to Mexico, b) to examine the re...