Achievement Goal and Discrete Emotions in Sport
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 151-157
Received: Oct. 8, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 17, 2014; Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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Miltiadis Proios, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Achievement goals and achievement emotions are elements developed during participation in sport activities. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between achievement goals and discrete emotions in sport and whether emotions vary with gender and type of sport. Males (n = 179), and females (n = 184) athletes were asked to participate in this study. Their age ranged from 18 to 23 years (M = 20.01, SD = 1.38). All participants were involved in the different type of sports: Individual (n = 207) and Teams (n = 156). Participants filled in two instruments, namely Task and Ego Orientation in Sports Questionnaire (TEOSQ; Duda & Nicholls, 1992) and Sport Emotion Questionnaire (SEQ; Jones et al., 2005). The results of this study established the conclusion that achievement goals are associated with discrete emotions, and that the shape of emotions is affected by gender and type of sport.
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Goal Orientation, Emotions, Sport
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Miltiadis Proios, Achievement Goal and Discrete Emotions in Sport, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2014, pp. 151-157. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20140305.12
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