Self-determination and perceived competence as antecedents for participants dropping out of sport

Youren, Carolyn Gaye (1998) Self-determination and perceived competence as antecedents for participants dropping out of sport. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to explore persistence and discontinuation choices made by participants involved in competitive sport activities using cognitive evaluation theory. Deci and Ryan (1985) argue that changes to self-determination and perceived competence generate comparative changes in motivation. This approach provided a theoretical framework for exploring why some people choose to continue whereas others dropout of sport.

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Master of Applied Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15740
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Sports, Self-evaluation, Athletic ability, motivation
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