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Universitas Psychologica

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ZARAUZ SANCHO, Antonio  e  RUIZ-JUAN, Francisco. Analysis of Motivation in Athletics: A Study with Veterans. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.2, pp.501-515. ISSN 1657-9267.

In the growing population of Spanish master athletes analyzes its motivation from the perspective of Self-Determination Theory. On the one hand trying to establish relations between itself with the perception of success, the intrinsic satisfaction and perception of the causes of success in sport. Furthermore, analyzing the differences in the intrinsic satisfaction, perception of success and beliefs about the causes of success in sport and the SDI based on several independent variables; sex, age, training habits and athletic history. We obtained high levels of intrinsic motivation (especially women), satisfaction, effort and skill, moderate levels of extrinsic motivation, and very low of amotivation, boredom and use of deception techniques. Also obtained positive and significant relationships between intrinsic motivation with extrinsic, task orientation and ego, fun and effort and significant positive relationships of extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation, task orientation and ego, fun, boredom, effort, skill and deception techniques, and amotivation, positive and significant relationships with extrinsic motivation, boredom and techniques of deception and negative fun. Finally, analysis of the independent variables, it is concluded to be female, under 50 years, specializing in speed, jump or shoot, directed by a coach, who trains in the company of other athletes for over two hours by session is the most advisable motivational profile.

Palavras-chave : Goal orientation; Adults; Motivation.

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