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Achievement Goal Profiles Among Elite Baseball Players

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jennifer A. Thomas (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Diane Gill

Abstract: "Ten interviews with minor league baseball players were conducted to determine whether they utilized task, ego, or both goal orientations. Goal shifting, goal setting, and situational influences were also examined. The players reported a moderate to high task combined with moderate to high ego goal orientations. They also reported setting general and specific process, performance, and outcome goals. Their achievement goals shifted according to maturity, level in professional baseball, performance, and time in season. They reported the climate within the minor league to be task-involving. The climate shifted based on level in professional baseball, and performance. However, they reported that the climate within the minor league had little influence on them. "--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
major league baseball players, interviews, goal orientations
Subjects
Baseball players--Psychology
Minor league baseball--United States--Psychological aspects
Achievement motivation