Environmental predictors of motivational factors in talent development in swedish sport educations
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Identifying good talent development environments in sports has earlier been subjective or quantified into the number of produced athletes, revealing nothing or little of how talent development environments may be improved. This study aimed to investigate how talent development environmental factors predict; achievement goal styles, self‐determination motivational styles, the fulfilment of the basic need of competence, and fear of failure. 144 pupils from Swedish national sport educations answered self‐report questionnaires. Long‐term development focus positively predicted mastery‐ and performance‐approach styles, and competence, while support network negatively predicted fear of failure. However, due to lacking questionnaire reliability, this study emphasizes that further research must be done so that better talent development environmental models may be created.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 22 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59778Archive number: PPid-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-59778DiVA: diva2:556568
Subject / course
Examensarbete i psykologi
Masters Programme in Sports Psychology
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Holmström, Stefan, FD
Olofsson, Åke, Professor