This study examined the effects of a university recreation center intervention aimed at increasing members’ perceptions of a caring, task-involving climate. In addition, members’ perceptions of staff behaviors and their own behaviors were measured. College students (N = 282) completed questionnaires before and after an intervention designed to increase perceptions of a caring, task-involving climate. Results revealed the intervention did increase members’ perceptions of the caring, task-involving climate while reducing perceptions of the ego-involving climate. Members’ perceptions of the staff and their own positive behaviors also increased. The staff’s behaviors predicted members’ perceptions of the three types of climates; moreover, members’ perceptions of the ego-involving climate negatively predicted their caring, task-involving behaviors. The study suggests that members’ perceptions of the climate can be positively influenced through minimal training with recreation center staff and that the behaviors in which the staff engage are an antecedent to members’ perceptions of the motivational climate.
Theresa C. Brown and Mary D. Fry
Sheryl Miller and Mary Fry
college exercises to have a better understanding of how to optimize motivation and decrease body evaluative threats in the exercise environment. Therefore, an important area of inquiry involves examining the potential link between individuals’ perceptions of their exercise climate to their BE satisfaction
Kristen Lucas and E. Whitney G. Moore
variables to understand what may be a more complex relationship between individuals’ exercise climate experience and overall, daily mindfulness. Generally, this study supports that when men experience a caring exercise class climate and task goal orientation, they report increased mindfulness. However