Sport motivation among three levels of high calibre soccer players

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Geoffrey J. Bird (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: Although motivation theorists have sought to improve the predictability of human behavior by testing notions of achievement motivation, nAch, variability in the notion remains. With the relationship and appropriateness of nAch to sport being obvious, Berlin began in 1971 investigating the theoretical structure of the nAch motives of athletes based on accepted ideas from personality theory and sport literature. Berlin's research was unique in that the strategy was directed toward model building. Stephenson's Q-technique forced-choice procedure was used to generate the data. The Q Sort encompassed a multidimensional theory which acknowledged three major motive categories: self-regard, mediational, and mastery. Successive inquiries and supportive studies carried out by Smith (1975) and Fodero (1976) endeavored to describe, specifically, the motivational tendencies of athletes in terms of a consistent integrated structure.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Soccer $x Psychological aspects
Achievement motivation

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