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8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017

Symposium Speaker 

Name: Bin Wang

Position: Professor and Executive Dean

Adress: School of physical Education & Sport, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, 430079, Hubei, P.R.China

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Dr. Bin Wang is a Professor and Executive Dean in School of Physical Education and Sport, Central China Normal University in P.R. of China. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Beijing Sports University in P.R. of China. He completed his Postdoctoral work in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of sciences during 2002-2004. In 2007, He was a Visiting Scholar of Organizational Behavior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in the United States. Dr. Wang' research interests lie in the field of Sport Psychology. Dr. Wang’s research has been supported by the National natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation, China Ministry of Education, China Sport General Administration and Chinese Postdoctoral Science Foundation. He has published 3 academic monographs, compiled 6 teaching materials and translated 4 books. Almost 100 papers appear in professional journals (English and Chinese).Also, Dr. Wang has offered over 30 invited presentations at conferences, including the International Congress of Psychology, Chinese Psychological of Society, China Sport Science Society, International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, and Asian South Pacifica Association of Sports Psychology. His research achievements also have been reported in numbers of newspapers, such as Chinese Social Science, Chinese Education and Hubei Daily. Currently, Dr. Wang is the invited expert of advisory committee of Hubei province government, serving as one of Executive Board members of Asian Council of Exercise and Sport Science, Committee Member of Sports Psychology, Chinese Society of Sports Science, Director of Hubei Society of Psychology and Vice-President of Sports Psychology Committee.

Coach-athlete relationship and athletes’ performance satisfaction: The mediating effects of hope and athlete engagement


This study aimed to investigate how coach-athlete relationship (CAR) influenced performance satisfaction among athletes, and the mediating role of hope and athlete engagement in the relationship between CAR and athletes’ performance satisfaction.  Data for the present study were collected from 483 Chinese athletes. The results of the structural equation model showed that CAR was positively correlated with hope(r=0.33, p<0.01), athlete engagement(r=0.41, p<0.01), and performance satisfaction(r=0.36, p<0.01). Furthermore, CAR could positively predict performance satisfaction through (a) direct effect (β=0.21, p<0.01), (b) the mediating effect of hope(β=0.17, p<0.01), (c) the mediation effect of athlete engagement(β=0.04, p<0.01), and (d) the serial multiple mediation effects of hope and athlete engagement(β=0.05, p<0.01). The results suggested that through improving the quality of CAR, the level of hope and engagement among athletes could be increased, and then their performance satisfaction could be enhanced.


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