Assessing coach motivation : the development of the Coach Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ)

McLean, Kristy, Mallett, Clifford, & Newcombe, Peter (2012) Assessing coach motivation : the development of the Coach Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34, pp. 184-207.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to develop and assess the psychometric properties of the Coach Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ). Study 1 focused on the compilation and pilot testing of potential questionnaire items. Consistent with self-determination theory, items were devised to tap into six forms of motivation: amotivation, external regulation, introjected regulation, identified regulation, integrated regulation, and intrinsic motivation. The purpose of the second study (N = 556) was to empirically examine the psychometric properties of the CMQ. Items were subjected to confirmatory factor analyses to determine the fit of the a priori model. In addition, the validity of the questionnaire was assessed through links with the theoretically related concepts of intrinsic need satisfaction, well-being, and goal orientation. Together with test–retest reliability (Study 3), these results showed preliminary support for the psychometric properties of the CMQ. Finally, using an independent sample (N = 254), the fourth study confirmed the factor structure and supports the use of the CMQ in future coaching research.

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ID Code: 55847
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Coaching, Motivation, Measurement, Self-determination theory
ISSN: 0895-2779
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Human Kinetics
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2012 07:18
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2013 04:41

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