SHS Web Conf.
Volume 37, 2017ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 (ERPA 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||14 August 2017|
Research on the achievement motivation levels of the amateur football players
1 Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Sakarya University, Turkey
2 Department of Recreation, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Sakarya University, Turkey
3 Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Institute of Educational Sciences Sakarya University, Turkey
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
This study was conducted to determine the achievement motivation levels of the amateur football players based upon the importance of motivation on the athletes’ successes. The research group comprises 243 voluntary amateur football players who actively participated in the competitions during 2016-2017 season in Elazig. In the study, “Sports-Specific Achievement Motivation Scale” that was developed by Willis (1982) and adapted to Turkish by Tiryaki and Godelek (1997) was used. The collected data were analyzed through SPSS 22 programme. The margin of error was accepted as p<0.05. The cronbach alpha value was found as ,78. Consequently; when the subscales of achievement motivation of the amateur soccer players participating in the study were analyzed with some variables, it was found that there was a statistically significant difference between those aged 22-24 years and those aged 25-27 years in approach success. In the team playing year variable, the statistical significance was found between the ones who have 1 year football history in the team and those who are 5 years or more in the approach success. It was observed the approach to achievement motivation increased as the experience of playing for a team increased. As for the year of working with a trainer variable, it was found that there was a statistically significant difference between those who had 1 year past with coach and those who had 2 years past with the motivation to avoid failure.
Key words: Amateur / football / achievement / motivation
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