Senior olympians' achievement goals and motivational responses

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sport Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Fry, M. D.
Title Senior olympians' achievement goals and motivational responses
Date 1998-07
Description The purpose of this study was to examine the motivational perspectives of athletes participating in the Senior Olympic Games. One hundred thirty-seven senior athletes (54 males, 82 females, and 1 nonidentifier) completed measures of goal orientations, beliefs about the causes of success in sport, intrinsic motivation, and views about the purpose of sport. Multivariate analysis revealed a positive association between task orientation and intrinsic motivation, the belief that success in sport is achieved through hard work, and self-improvement-based purposes of sport. In contrast, ego orientation was associated with the belief that success in sport is achieved by those who are gifted with natural ability and who know how to maximize external and deceptive factors. Further, ego orientation was linked to the belief that the purpose of sport was for personal gain. The motivational implications of the present findings are discussed based on the tenets of goal perspective theory
Type Text
Publisher Human Kinetics
Volume 6
Issue 7
First Page 256
Last Page 270
Subject Senior olympics; Athletes; Intrinsic motivation
Subject LCSH Senior Olympics; Motivation (Psychology) in old age; Athletes
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Newton, M., & Fry, M.D. (1998). Senior olympians' achievement goals and motivational responses. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 6(07), 256-70.
Rights Management (c) Human Kinetics
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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