The influence of a simulated 'pep talk' on athlete inspiration, situational motivation, and emotion

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Gonzalez, Stephen P.; Metzler, Jonathan N.
Title The influence of a simulated 'pep talk' on athlete inspiration, situational motivation, and emotion
Date 2011-01-01
Description Coaches routinely use pep talks to inspire and motivate athletes, but the efficacy of this strategy has not been empirically examined. Conceptually based on Thrash and Elliot's [3, 4] inspiration research this study explored the impact of a simulated pep talk on inspiration, inspiration to perform, situational autonomous motivation, and emotion. Collegiate football players (n = 151) were randomly assigned to a treatment (n = 74, viewed a movie clip of coach giving an inspirational speech) or control (n = 77, viewed a movie clip of a coach giving game instructions) group and completed assessments pre and post treatment. A one-way ANOVA revealed an overall significant group effect for the change scores, [F(6,134) = 6.53, p <.001]. The experimental group was more inspired by the movie clip [F(1,139) = 29.06, p < .001], more inspired to perform [F(1, 139) = 24.10, p =.000], and indicated greater emotional dominance [F(1,139) = 7.19, p = 008] than the control group. Motivation, pleasure, and arousal were not influenced by the movie clip.
Type Text
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd.
Volume 6
Issue 3
First Page 445
Last Page 459
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gonzalez, S. P., Metzler, J. N., & Newton, M. (2011). The influence of a simulated pep talk on athlete inspiration, situational motivation, and emotion. International Journal of Sports Sciences and Coaching, 6(3), 445-59.
Rights Management (c)Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd.
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Date Created 2012-07-26
Date Modified 2012-08-01
ID 707587
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z89x2f
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