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Title: Motivation profiles in sport: A self-determination theory perspective
Authors: Vlachopoulos, SP
Karageorghis, CI
Terry, PC
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 71(4), 387-397
Abstract: The present study examined the link between motivation profiles among adult sports participants and the outcomes of enjoyment, effort, positive and negative affect, attitude toward sport participation, intention to continue sport participation, satisfaction, and persistence in sport. Two samples of participants (n = 590 and n = 555) completed the Sport Motivation Scale and a range of self-report measures to assess the outcome variables. Exploratory cluster analyses applied to Sample 1 and confirmatory cluster analysis applied to Sample 2 identified two clusters of sport participants. The first comprised participants with high scores on both non self-determined and self-determined motives. The second comprised participants with high scores on self-determined motives but low scores on non self- determined motives. Participants in the first cluster scored higher on all outcome variables. The results are discussed with reference to a more in-depth understanding of the motivation dynamics of sport participation based on Self-Determination Theory.
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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