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The relation between motivation and health in dual carrier athletes
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7574-9679
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Dual carrier students face many different challenges when combine an elite sporting career with education. One challenge is to keep practicing on high level over long periods of time, another challenge is to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Psychological factors are vital to athlete’s performance and development in both the short and long perspective. Several previous studies have suggested that motivation and motivational climate can be protective factors while fear of failure is a risk factor. Epidemiological cross-sectional studies have shown that adolescents report frequently different psychological complaints and problems. Unfortunately, there are few studies on elite young athletes with dual careers and psychological health.  

 

This study is part of a larger longitudinal interdisciplinary project with the purpose to identify different factors that influence elite young athletes positively and negatively during the high school period. The aim of this study is to examine the relation between different aspects of motivation and psychological health among students with dual-carriers. The study consisted of 183 participants (age 16-19 years) competing on junior elite level in both team and individual sports, and were enrolled at a Swedish sport academy.

 

To study health, parts of the questionnaire from the public health survey (HLV, the Public Health Agency, 2014) and the 12 items General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg & Williams, 1988) was used. To measure motivation the SMS-II (Pelletier et al., 2013), Basic Need Satisfaction in Sport Scale (Ng, Lonsdale, & Hodge, 2010), Interpersonal Supportiveness Scale (Wilson, Gregson, & Mack, 2009) and Peer Motivational Climate in Youth Sport (Ntoumanis & Vazou, 2005) were used. The results supports earlier findings between motivation and psychological health. To better understand how different motivation factors affects psychological health, longitudinal studies is needed to follow the development of elite athletes with dual carriers over a longer period of time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152185OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152185DiVA, id: diva2:1252178
Conference
6th International Conference Self-Determination Theory, 2-5 June, Victoria, British Columbia - Canada.
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-10-01

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