This study tested the degree to which coaches’ basic psychological need fulfillment and identity prominence were associated with their positive affect, commitment, and intentions to persist. In total, 413 coaches with an average of 14 years’ experience served as participants and completed an online survey that included six sections: Demographics, basic psychological needs, identity prominence, positive affect, commitment, and intentions to persist. The present study findings provide initial support for the links from coaches’ basic psychological needs and identity prominence to their positive affect and commitment. In contrast, the findings did not provide support for the relationship between coaches’ basic psychological need fulfillment and their intentions to persist or the association between their identity prominence and intentions to persist. The results offer an explanation of the mechanisms that may play a role in facilitating coaches’ optimal functioning.
Christianne M. Eason, Stephanie M. Singe and Kelsey Rynkiewicz
caregivers or men as breadwinners). 13 Guilt is an interpersonal or self-evaluative emotion originating from a personal feeling, either real or imagined, in which some norm or standard (e.g., societal, moral, ethical, etc.) has been violated. 14 Guilt stems from an individual’s belief that a specific