The effect of coaching behaviors on tennis players and swimmers

Keywords: coaching behavior, individual sports, sport age


Purpose . The purpose of the current research is to investigate tennis players and swimmers’ perceived coaching behaviors for sport with sport age. Material/Methods : A cross-sectional survey method was applied to tennis players and swimmers (Buyukozturk et al., 2012). Participants (nfemales=175; nmales=187) were selected from different tennis (n=122) and swimming (n=240) clubs in Canakkale, Istanbul and Hatay provinces. For data collection, a translated Turkish version (Yapar et al., 2014) of the Coaching Behavior Scale for Sport (CBS-S) (Côté et al., 1999) was used. The CBS-S includes 47 items and 7 sub-dimensions. The collected data were analyzed with descriptive and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistics. The CBS-S sub-dimensions were evaluated with the sport age of tennis players and swimmers (p<.05). Results: According to the One-Way ANOVA, sport age was statistically significant in the sub-divisions of physical training and condition, technical skills, mental preparation, goal setting, competition strategies and personal rapport among tennis players (p<.05). Among swimmers, sport age was significant for only negative personal rapport (p<.05). Conclusions: Tennis players and swimmers’ perceived Coaching Behavior for Sport scores were evaluated as high. Sport age was significant for the Coaching Behavior for Sport sub-dimensions among tennis players.


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C. Cengiz, Department of Teaching Physical Education and Sport, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Campus, 17100, Çanakkale, Turkey
Ş. Serbes, Department of Teaching Physical Education and Sport, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Campus, 17100, Çanakkale, Turkey
Ö. Erdoğan, Department of Teaching Physical Education and Sport, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Campus, 17100, Çanakkale, Turkey
Ş. Dağ, Department of Teaching Physical Education and Sport, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Campus, 17100, Çanakkale, Turkey


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How to Cite
Cengiz C, Serbes Ş., Erdoğan Ö., Dağ Ş. The effect of coaching behaviors on tennis players and swimmers. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2019;23(3):126-31.