The prognostic relevance of psychological factors with regard to participation and success in table-tennis

Guillaume Martinent*, Valerian Cece, Marije Titia Elferink-Gemser, Irene Renate Faber, Jean-Claude Decret

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Abstract

This study examined the prognostic relevance of self-determined motivation, coping, burnout, perceived stress and recovery experienced by 159 youth table-tennis players involved in intensive training centers with regard to their participation and success six years later. Results of ANCOVAs showed that players who still practiced at time 2 (T2; six years later; n = 130) reported lower time 1 (T1; while they were involved in intensive training centers) amotivation (large effect), disengagement-oriented coping, sport devaluation and reduced accomplishment (moderate effects) than their counterparts who dropped out at T2 (n = 29). Results of ANCOVAs also showed that international (n = 18) and/or national players (n = 86) at T2 reported significantly lower T1 amotivation (large effect), disengagement-oriented coping and sport devaluation (moderate effects) in comparison to regional (n = 26) players at T2. Finally results of correlational analyses showed that T2 performance and/or six-year performance progress were significantly and weakly correlated with introjected and external regulations, perceived stress and perceived recovery, and significantly and moderately correlated with amotivation, disengagement-oriented coping, sport devaluation, and reduced accomplishment. Overall, this study provided insights into the role played by self-determined motivation, coping, burnout, perceived stress and recovery in the table-tennis players' dropout and performance level six years later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2724-2731
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume36
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-Sep-2018

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • coping
  • dropout
  • motivation
  • talent development
  • ATHLETE BURNOUT
  • OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS
  • COMPETITIVE SPORT
  • PERFORMANCE
  • MOTIVATION
  • PLAYERS
  • MODEL
  • QUESTIONNAIRE
  • VALIDATION
  • SOCCER

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