Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0120-0534
GARCIA CALVO, Tomás et al. Analysis of the relationships among motivation and causal attributions on young athletes. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.1, pp. 75-85. ISSN 0120-0534.
This work is based on the Achievement Goal Theory and the Theory of Causal Attribution. The aim of the study is to find relationships between orientations and motivational climates regarding attributions to cope with the sport performance, as well as distinguish attribution profiles among participants. The sample is formed by 528 male athletes, with ages ranging from 13 to 18 years old. Results showed two attribution profiles, the first one as adaptative and the other as maladaptative. Furthermore, there are positive relationships between the most suitable attributions with respect to task orientation and climate, while a negative relationship has been found regarding ego orientation and climate. These outcomes are discussed and interesting conclusions are pointed out to get a more suitable sport practice.
Keywords : achievement goal theory; attributional profiles; sport; causal attribution theory.