Sport Psychology Lecture 5

Sport Psychology Lecture 5 - Sport Psychology Lecture 5 A....

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Sport Psychology Lecture 5 A. Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness I. Achievement motivation: an individual’s orientation to strive for task success, persist in the face of failure, and experience pride in accomplishments (based on self-comparison) a. Bettering yourself: trying to PR in a 5k for example II. Competitiveness: a disposition to strive for satisfaction when making comparisons with some standard of excellence in the presence of evaluative others (based on social comparison/evaluation) a. Were we better than somebody else? B. An Achievement Model I. Left side of equation is very achievement motivation oriented II. Competitive orientation is reflected in the right side of the equation C. Theories of Achievement Motivation I. Need achievement theory: interactional model (participant and environment characteristics) a. Fundamental dichotomy in terms of behavior (approach success vs. avoid failure orientation) b. Personality factors: high achievers demonstrate a high motivation to achieve
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