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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Social Motivation in Youth Sport
Authors: Allen, Justine
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Keywords: Goal orientations
Perceived belonging
Social goals
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Allen J (2003) Social Motivation in Youth Sport, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25 (4), pp. 551-567.
Abstract: Youth sport participants frequently report social reasons for their involvement in sport such as wanting to be part of a team or to be with friends, and social sources of positive and negative affect such as social recognition and parental pressure. Although a social view of sport has been recognized, youth sport motivation researchers have emphasized approaches centered on constructs related to physical ability and have not examined the social aspect of motivation in detail. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the contribution that social goal orientations and perceptions of belonging make toward understanding youth sport motivation. Specifically, female adolescents' (N = 100) social motivational orientations, achievement goal orientations, perceived belonging, perceived physical ability, and interest in sport were assessed. Results from multiple regression analyses indicated that social motivational constructs added to the explanation of adolescents' interest in sport.
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Human Kinetics with the following policy: The author retains the right to post an electronic version of the finalized article on electronic repositories controlled by the authors’ institution, provided that the electronic version is in PDF or other image capturing format.
Affiliation: Sport

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