Research in Dance and Physical Education
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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.53-73
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Oct 2020
Received 30 Aug 2020 Revised 08 Oct 2020 Accepted 16 Oct 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26584/RDPE.2020.12.4.2.53

Mentoring Relationship in Sports and Its Applicability to Positive Youth Development Context: A Literature Review and Recommendation

Ye Hoon Lee*, 1 ; Boyun Woo2
1Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea, Assistant Professor
2Endicott College, USA, Associate Professor

Correspondence to: *Email address: leeye@o365.hufs.ac.kr

Abstract

Despite a growing interest in mentoring relationship in sports, definitional, theoretical, and methodological deficiencies reduce the usefulness of existing research. This article provides a critical review of the literature on mentoring with an emphasis on the links between mentoring and positive youth development. The first section describes a variety of ways in which mentoring has been studies within the field of education, management, psychology, and sports. The second section provides a critical review of research about positive youth development and the relevant coaching style – autonomy-supportive interpersonal style. The third section introduces several recommendations for such practitioners in sports as coaches and administrators when they are interacting with athletes or employees.

Keywords:

mentoring, positive youth development, self-determination theory, sports, coaches

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