The implicit achievement motive predicts match performance and the explicit motive choices for goal distances in team sports

Wegner, Mirko; Teubel, Thomas (2014). The implicit achievement motive predicts match performance and the explicit motive choices for goal distances in team sports. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45, pp. 1-18. Edizioni Luigi Pozzi 10.7352/IJSP 2014.45.79

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Motivational research over the past decade has provided ample evidence for the existence of two distinct motivational systems. Implicit motives are affect-based needs and have been found to predict spontaneous behavioral trends over time. Explicit motives in contrast represent cognitively based self-attributes and are preferably linked to choices. The present research examines the differentiating and predictive value of the implicit vs. explicit achievement motives for team sports performances. German students (N = 42) completed a measure of the implicit (Operant Motive Test) and the explicit achievement motive (Achievement Motive Scale-Sport). Choosing a goal distance is significantly predicted by the explicit achievement motive measure. By contrast, repeated performances in a team tournament are significantly predicted by the indirect measure. Results are in line with findings showing that implicit and explicit motive measures are associated with different classes of behavior.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science I

UniBE Contributor:

Wegner, Mirko

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

0047-0767

Publisher:

Edizioni Luigi Pozzi

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mirko Wegner

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2015 14:42

Last Modified:

21 May 2015 13:49

Publisher DOI:

10.7352/IJSP 2014.45.79

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Achievement motivation, Explicit motive, Implicit motive, Perfomance; decisionmaking, Teamsports

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.48832

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/48832

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