The Effect of Coaching Types on Moral Disengagement in Taekwondo Athletes: The Mediating Role of Pride. Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to examine how coaching styles affect athletes' moral disengagement. To achieve our objectives, we examined the relationships among perceived coaching types, pride, and moral disengagement in the context of elite taekwondo athletes (N = 322). Direct and indirect effects among coaching types, pride, and moral disengagement were assessed through path analysis. The results indicated that the autonomy-support coaching type reduced moral disengagement by decreasing hubristic pride, while the controlled coaching type increased moral disengagement through hubristic pride. Our study found a chain of effects according to the controlled coaching type perceived by taekwondo athletes, hubristic pride, and moral disengagement; therefore, the controlled coaching type and hubristic pride should be closely managed in sport society, as they elicit greater moral disengagement. Managerial strategies to diminish hubristic pride through the autonomy-support coaching type are recommended.

published proceedings

  • Int J Environ Res Public Health

author list (cited authors)

  • Oh, Y., Uhm, J., & Lee, H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Oh, Young-Taek||Uhm, Jun-Phil||Lee, Hyun-Woo

publication date

  • September 2022