Aggressive communication in the coach-athlete relationship

Jeffrey Kassing, Dominic A. Infante

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This study concerned how coaches’ efforts to solicit better performance from athletes related to male athletes’ perceptions of their coaches’ communication and to athletes’ self-reports of satisfaction and performance. Data were collected from 192 former male high-school athletes. Results indicated that when male athletes perceived that their coaches used more aggressive tactics athletes evaluated their coaches communication unfavorably and that when male athletes evaluated their coaches’ communication unfavorably they reported less satisfaction with their coaches, less team success in terms of win-loss percentage, and less sportsmanship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-120
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science


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