Goal motives and well-being in student athletes: a person-centered approach

Healy, L. ORCID: 0000-0003-1372-7308, Ntoumanis, N. and Arthur, C., 2020. Goal motives and well-being in student athletes: a person-centered approach. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 42 (6), pp. 433-442. ISSN 0895-2779

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Using a person-centered approach, the aim of this study was to examine how student-athletes motives for multiple goal pursuit relate to indices of well- and ill-being. Student-athletes (N = 362) from British Universities identified their most important sporting and academic goals that they were pursuing over the academic year. Participants rated their extrinsic, introjected, identified, and intrinsic goal motives for each goal, and completed measures of well- and ill-being. Latent Profile Analysis revealed six distinct profiles of goal motives, with variations in both the strength of motives and the motivational quality. Follow-up analyses revealed between-profile differences for well- and ill-being; students with more optimal goal motive profiles reported higher and lower well- and ill-being respectively than those with less optimal goal motives. To experience well-being benefits when pursuing multiple goals, student-athletes should strive for their academic and sporting goals with high autonomous and low controlled goal motives.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Motives for multiple goals and well-being [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Creators: Healy, L., Ntoumanis, N. and Arthur, C.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date: 2020
Volume: 42
Number: 6
ISSN: 0895-2779
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 15 Jun 2020 15:50
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:11
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39997

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