Dyadic Anxiety in Youth Sport: The Relationship of Achievement Goals With Anxiety in Young Athletes and Their Parents

Miranda P. Kaye, Amy Frith, Justine Vosloo

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Abstract

The role of achievement motivation on precompetitive anxiety was examined in 73 dyads comprising youth athletes and a parent of each athlete. Participants completed questionnaires assessing achievement goals and anxiety. Actor–partner interdependence models were estimated using Mplus 7.11. Parents’ adoption of performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals predicted athletes’ worry (Formula Presented.). Athletes’ adoption of any goal predicted parents’ concentration disruption (Formula Presented.). Thus, parental definitions of competence held for the child was related to their young athlete's emotional state and vice versa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-185
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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