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Relationships among Trait EI, Need Fulfilment, and Performance Strategies

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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
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Department of Human, Social and Health Sciences, University of Cassino and South Latium, 03100 Cassino, Italy
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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4(3), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4030050
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 27 July 2019 / Accepted: 29 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Development and Education Applied to Movement)
Performance strategies used in sport have been the focus of many sport enhancement interventions, and are considered important factors for describing behavior in sport. Several studies have shown that both trait emotion intelligence (trait EI) and satisfaction of basic needs in sport are relevant aspects of performance strategies used by athletes; however, it seems these two aspects were never tested concurrently, in an integrated framework. The aim of this study was to test a mediational model of psychological basic needs in the relationship between trait EI and performance strategies in sports. In a sample of 187 participants, aged between 16 and 25 years old (Mage = 20.55; SD = 3.39), instruments were administered to measure trait EI, satisfaction of basic needs, and performance strategies in sport. Results of this study showed that trait EI was related to performance strategies in sport and to satisfaction of basic needs, as well as that satisfaction of basic needs was related to performance strategies in sport. Furthermore, satisfaction of basic needs has shown a mediational role in the relation between trait EI and performance strategies in sport. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-determination theory; sport; emotional intelligence self-determination theory; sport; emotional intelligence
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Barberis, N.; Calaresi, D.; Gugliandolo, M.C. Relationships among Trait EI, Need Fulfilment, and Performance Strategies. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4, 50.

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