Factores psicosociales asociados con la participación deportiva en la adolescencia

Translated title of the contribution: Psychosocial factors associated with sports practice during adolescence

I Castillo, Isabel Balaguer, Joan Duda, M Garcia-Merita

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Grounded in cognitive social theory (Bandura, 1986) and achievement goal theory (Nicholls, 1989), the purpose of this study was to predict engagement in sports as a function of personal theories of achievement (ego and task goal-belief dimensions), perceived competence, intrinsic satisfaction, and sports participation of significant others. 967 adolescents (475 boys and 492 girls) between 11 and 16 years old completed a multi-section questionnaire assessing these variables. Results supported that task goal-belief dimension influence sports participation through perceived ability and intrinsic satisfaction. Sports participation of significant others directly predicts sports participation, and indirectly relates to sports engagement through perceived sports competence.
Translated title of the contributionPsychosocial factors associated with sports practice during adolescence
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)505-515
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Lationoamericana de Psicologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • goals perspectives
  • significant others
  • sports participation
  • adolescents
  • physical-activity
  • young adolescents
  • goals


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