Effects of Physical Fitness, Player Ability and Coaching Feedback on the Athletes’ Satisfaction and Athletic Performance in China: Moderating Role of Teamwork Competencies
Keywords:Physical fitness, player ability, coaching feedback, athlete satisfaction, athletic performance, China sports centers
Athletic performance is the foremost requisite for ensuring survival, and achieving growth, in the field of sports. Both, regulators, and scholars are increasingly interested in investigating this issue, as it plays out in diverse settings. Thus, the purpose of the current study is to examine the impact of physical fitness, player ability and coaching feedback on athlete satisfaction and performance in Chinese sports centers. This study further analyzes the moderating impact of teamwork among the nexus of athlete satisfaction and athletic performance. This study collects data from primary sources, such as questionnaires, and subsequently adopts the smart-PLS to analyze the data by using measurement and structural model assessment. The results reveal that physical fitness, player ability and coaching feedback have a significant and positive association with athlete satisfaction and performance. The findings also indicate that athlete satisfaction significantly mediates inter-relationships between physical fitness, player ability, coaching feedback, and athlete performance in China sports centers. This study has provided insightful guidelines to policymakers interested in developing policies and training programs aimed at improvements in levels of athlete satisfaction and performance in sports centers in China.