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Continued participation in youth sports: the role of achievement motivation

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Abstract


  • This study explored the antecedents of enjoyment and intention to continue in youth sports using the social-cognitive model of achievement motivation with the 2 × 2 achievement goal modification. Participants were 327 sports participants between 11 and 15 years of age. Individuals high in incremental beliefs reported greater enjoyment and intention to continue. This was perhaps due to endorsing mastery-approach goals. Individuals relatively high in entity beliefs reported relatively less enjoyment. This was perhaps due to endorsing performance-avoidance goals. These individuals also reported relatively less intention to continue regardless of their achievement goals. Findings could have implications for preventing dropout from youth sports.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Gardner, L. A., Vella, S. A. & Magee, C. A. (2017). Continued participation in youth sports: the role of achievement motivation. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 (1), 17-31.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84966707953

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3785&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2783

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 31

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study explored the antecedents of enjoyment and intention to continue in youth sports using the social-cognitive model of achievement motivation with the 2 × 2 achievement goal modification. Participants were 327 sports participants between 11 and 15 years of age. Individuals high in incremental beliefs reported greater enjoyment and intention to continue. This was perhaps due to endorsing mastery-approach goals. Individuals relatively high in entity beliefs reported relatively less enjoyment. This was perhaps due to endorsing performance-avoidance goals. These individuals also reported relatively less intention to continue regardless of their achievement goals. Findings could have implications for preventing dropout from youth sports.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Gardner, L. A., Vella, S. A. & Magee, C. A. (2017). Continued participation in youth sports: the role of achievement motivation. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 (1), 17-31.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84966707953

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3785&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2783

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 31

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States