Athlete’ Satisfaction with Coach in Iran’s Professional Handball: Based on Power

  •  Mohammad Ehsani    
  •  Hashem Koozechian    
  •  Hadis Moradi    


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the coaches’ bases of power and athletes' satisfaction with coach, and how coach power use served as predictors of athletes' satisfaction with coach.The instruments were used the Power in Sport Questionnaire-Other (PSQ-O for athletes); Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (ASQ) and a questionnaire related to demographic variables. Data were collected from athletes (n=147) in Professional Women's Handball League in Iran.The results indicated that the bases of power’s coaches were positively associated with athlete’s satisfaction. It showed that perceived reward, coercive, referent and expert power of coaches were significant predictors of athlete’s satisfaction. But legitimate power did not significantly predict satisfaction; So that ,54% of the variance athletes' satisfaction with coach was explained by bases of power’s coaches.

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