Goal motives and multiple-goal striving in sport and academia: a person-centered investigation of goal motives and inter-goal relations

Healy, L.C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1372-7308, Ntoumanis, N. and Duda, J.L., 2016. Goal motives and multiple-goal striving in sport and academia: a person-centered investigation of goal motives and inter-goal relations. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 (12), pp. 1010-1014. ISSN 1440-2440

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Abstract

Objectives: This investigation extended the goal striving literature by examining motives for two goals being pursued simultaneously. Specifically, it examined how student athletes’ autonomous and controlled motives for their sporting and academic goals were associated with inter-goal facilitation and interference.
Design: Cross-sectional survey.
Methods: Student athletes (n = 204) from universities in the United Kingdom identified their most important sporting and academic goals. They then rated their autonomous and controlled motives for these goals and completed questionnaires assessing inter-goal facilitation and interference.
Results: Using a person-centered approach via latent class analysis, we identified three distinct classes of goal motives. Group difference analyses showed that the classes with higher autonomous motives reported greater facilitation from their academic goal to their sporting goal.
Conclusions: Extending the previous literature, the findings demonstrate the benefits of autonomous motives when simultaneously pursing goals in sport and academia.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Creators: Healy, L.C., Ntoumanis, N. and Duda, J.L.
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Date: December 2016
Volume: 19
Number: 12
ISSN: 1440-2440
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.jsams.2016.03.001DOI
S1440244016000694Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 26 Sep 2017 16:08
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31707

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