Elite adolescents athletes' achievement goals and beliefs concerning success in tennis

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sport Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Duda, J. L.
Title Elite adolescents athletes' achievement goals and beliefs concerning success in tennis
Date 1993-12
Description The present study examined the perceived causes of success among elite adolescent tennis players and investigated the function of gender in the interdependence of goal orientation and beliefs concerning tennis achievement. Male and female adolescents (N = 121) completed the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) specific to tennis and a questionnaire tapping beliefs about success in this sport. Factor analyses revealed two conceptually coherent personal goal-belief dimensions for the females. The first was comprised of ego orientation and the beliefs that ability and maintaining a positive impression were the primary causes of success. The second consisted of a task orientation coupled with the belief that effort and a de-emphasis on external factors and deceptive tactics would lead to tennis accomplishment. In the case of males, an ego goal-belief dimension emerged. The motivational implications of assuming these differing goal-beliefs in youth sport is discussed.
Type Text
Publisher Human Kinetics
Volume 15
Issue 4
First Page 437
Last Page 448
Subject Tennis; Athletes; Success
Subject LCSH Tennis; Sports sciences
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Newton, M., & Duda, J. L. (1993). Elite adolescents athletes' achievement goals and beliefs concerning success in tennis. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(4), 437-48.
Rights Management (c) Human Kinetics
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 707213
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6db8kkc
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