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The Relationship between Coaching Behaviors and Competitive Motivation in Pro- League Handball Players of Iran

Fereydoon Tondnevis, Seyed Amir Ahmad Mozaffari and Zahra Hajianzehaie

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between coaching behavior and competitive motivation from the perspective of Pro-league Handball players of Iran to review. The research method in this study was Descriptive and correlation method. Pro- league Handball players of Iran have established Statistical population of research that they all participated in the study. For this purpose, Martin and Barnez's (1999) Coaching Behavior questionnaire And Willis's Competitive Motivation questionnaire (1982) was used. Reliability of questionnaires after a pilot study using Cronbach's alpha test, respectively (α=0/75) and (α=0/74) were obtained. Descriptive and inferential statistics methods for data analysis were used. The findings showed that between coaching behavior and competitive motivation in Pro-league Handball players of Iran, there is significant positive correlation (r=0/312, p<0/01). The research findings on the importance of coaching behavior and its levels as one of the factors affecting competitive motivation in Pro-league Handball players underlined. Thus, it is recommended that coaches employ adequate leadership styles to improve athletic performance in their athletes.