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Relationships between achievement goal orientation, perceived competence, and organized sports : a cluster analysis of Finnish children (2019)


Kallinen, V., Jaakkola, T., Mononen, K., Blomqvist, M., Tolvanen, A., Kyröläinen, H., Lochbaum, M., & Konttinen, N. (2019). Relationships between achievement goal orientation, perceived competence, and organized sports : a cluster analysis of Finnish children. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 50(6), 485-502. https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP.2019.50.485


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All authors or editors: Kallinen, Ville; Jaakkola, Timo; Mononen, Kaisu; Blomqvist, Minna; Tolvanen, Asko; Kyröläinen, Heikki; Lochbaum, Marc; Konttinen, Niilo

Journal or series: International Journal of Sport Psychology

ISSN: 0047-0767

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 50

Issue number: 6

Pages range: 485-502

Publisher: Edizioni Luigi Pozzi s.r.l.

Publication country: Italy

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP.2019.50.485

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Abstract

The primary aim of the present study was to identify motivational profiles of Finnish children, and the extent to which profiles could differ from each other in terms of motivational indices. Also, relationships between motivational profiles and organized sports participation were examined. Achievement goal theory framework was used in this study. 1009 Finnish 10-year-old school children participated in this study. Four different cluster profiles were identified. Differences between motivational profiles were found in terms of motivational indices, that is, enjoyment, persistence, effort, competition enjoyment and training effort. Results revealed that children who are characterized by moderate-to-high goal orientations and perceived competence have more adaptive motivational profile towards organized sports participation. Results show that different motivational patterns start to emerge early on children’s lives and practitioners should be aware of this when planning daily practice to create desirable conditions for sustained sports participation.


Keywords: motivational psychology; children (age groups); goal orientation; physical hobbies; junior sports

Free keywords: achievement goals; children; organized sports


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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