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Parental motivational climate – a risk factor contributing to overtraining syndrome in young elite athletes?



Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Parents are the main influence on overall psychosocial development of their child. Their influence is not limited to one specific environment (respectively sport environment), but it is rather general. The aim of this study is to explore theoretical bases regarding parental motivational climate as a risk factor in the development of overtraining syndrome in young elite athletes and to examine presented topic on the Czech population. In the presented study are used following questionnaires: Profile of Mood States (POMS), Sport Motivation Scale (SMS), Parent-Initiated Motivational Climate Questionnaire-2 (PIMCQ-2) and The Parental Involvement in Sport Questionnaire (PISQ). In case of young elite athletes, the quality of parent-child relationship is considered as major predictor of motivation, enjoyment and stress level associated with sports activities. Whether parents create mastery motivational climate, it is usually connected with intrinsic motivation, better psychosocial and performance outcomes, and lower levels of anxiety in young athletes. Conversely parental pressure and ego-involving motivational climate are related to negative affect, higher levels of anxiety and extrinsic motivation. Perceived stress, anxiety and overload may contribute to the development of overtraining syndrome.
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