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Relationships of Coaching Behaviors to Student-Athlete Well-Being

Research on the association between coaching behaviors and student-athlete well-being has revealed significant relationships among coaching behaviors and a range of outcomes including anxiety, burnout, self-confidence, college choice satisfaction, and willingness to cheat to win. Findings from multiple studies suggested the need for improvements in coaching education. Overall, this review of extant literature suggested the need for additional research and empirically supported practices for coach and athlete development that support well-being.