Achievement motivation of general students and selected women in sport

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Norma Jean Anderson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: This research was concerned with the establishment of normative data utilizing the Lynn Questionnaire for the assessment of achievement motivation. The problem was to determine the mean need to achieve score of general students and of women in sport. A composite description of the two sub-samples, including academic major, age, and sport preference, was presented. Five hundred and four female undergraduate students, 40 volleyball players, and 20 volleyball officials participated in the study. The volleyball subjects were all participants in the Third National DGWS Volleyball Championship, 1972, and data were collected from them by mail. Physical education instructors administered the questionnaire to most of the general students; a few completed the tests in their dormitories. Mean achievement motivation scores, range and standard deviation of various sub-sample scores, item responses, and t tests were calculated. The following results were revealed: (1) The achievement motivation score, as measured by the Lynn Questionnaire, of general students is 5.466. (2) The achievement motivation score of skilled women volleyball players is 5. 375. (3) The achievement motivation score of rated women volleyball officials is 5.800.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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