Research Impact: Despite calls in the literature, little is known about how dimensions of an interpersonal and task nature relate specifically to each other in achievement contexts such as youth sport. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that explores systematically the intricate relationship between interpersonal and task dimensions of the youth sport environment. The present findings suggest that adolescents’ perceptions of interpersonal and task dimensions of the sport environment are interdependent and have implications for how youth sport environments are conceptualized and analysed. The functions identified in this study expose areas where adolescents’ perceptions of interpersonal and practice-based activity factors of the sport environment intersect and provide an illustration of the integration of these factors in a real life setting.
Bengoechea, E.G., Wilson, P.M., & Dunn, S. (0(0) 1–19). Perceptions about quality of interpersonal processes and practice activities in youth sport are interdependent. Psychological Reports. DOI: 10.1177/0033294120967273