Perceived Autonomy Support: The Climate Questionnaires

The Sport Climate Questionnaire (SCQ)
The SCQ has a long form containing 15 items and a short form containing 6 of the items. The questionnaire is typically used with respect to specific coaches or individuals in comparable positions with respect to a sport or physical activity. The wording can be changed slightly to specify the particular situation being studied. The questions then pertain to the autonomy support of the respondents coach‚ trainer‚ or sport/exercise instructor. Below‚ you will find the 15-item version of the questionnaire‚ worded in terms of my coach (or trainer). If you would like to use the 6-item version‚ simply reconstitute the questionnaire using only items # 1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 7‚ 10‚ and 14.
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Sport Climate Questionnaire
This questionnaire contains items that are related to your experience with your coach (trainer). Coaches have different styles in dealing with athletes‚ and we would like to know more about how you have felt about your encounters with your coach. Your responses are confidential. Please be honest and candid.
1. I feel that my coach provides me choices and options.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
2. I feel understood by my coach.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
3. I am able to be open with my coach while engaged in athletics.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
4. My coach conveyed confidence in my ability to do well at athletics.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
5. I feel that my coach accepts me.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
6. My coach made sure I really understood the goals of my athletic involvement and what I need to do.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
7. My coach encouraged me to ask questions.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
8. I feel a lot of trust in my coach.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
9. My coach answers my questions fully and carefully.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
10. My coach listens to how I would like to do things.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
11. My coach handles people’s emotions very well.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
12. I feel that my coach cares about me as a person.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
13. I don’t feel very good about the way my coach talks to me.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
14. My coach tries to understand how I see things before suggesting a new way to do things.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
15. I feel able to share my feelings with my coach.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
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