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1 Chapter 3: Motivation 3 Motivation C H A P T E R

2 Session Outline What is motivation? Views of motivation Five guidelines for building motivation Developing a realistic view of motivation Achievement motivation and competitiveness (continued)

3 Session Outline (continued) Why are achievement motivation and competitiveness important? Theories of achievement motivation Developing achievement motivation and competitiveness Implications for professional practice

4 What Is Motivation? Motivation is the direction and intensity of effort. –Direction of effort refers to whether an individual seeks out, approaches, or is attracted to situations. –Intensity of effort refers to how much effort an individual puts forth in a situation. Direction and intensity of effort are closely related.

5 Views of Motivation Participant- or trait-centered view Situation-centered view Interactional view

6 Figure 3.1

7 Five Guidelines for Building Motivation: Guidelines 1 and 2 Guideline 1: Both situations and traits motivate people. Guideline 2: People have multiple motives for involvement. Understand why people participate in physical activity.

8 Motives for Involvement People participate for more than one reason. People may have competing motives for involvement. People have both shared and unique motives. Motives change over time. Motives differ across cultures.

9 How to Identify Participant Motives Observe participants. Talk informally to others. Ask participants directly.

10 Major Motives for Sport Participants Improving skills Having fun Being with friends Experiencing thrills and excitement Achieving success Developing fitness

11 Major Motives for Exercise Participants Joining Health factors Weight loss Fitness Self-challenge Feeling better Continuing Enjoyment Liking instructor Liking type of activity Social factors

12 Five Guidelines for Building Motivation: Guideline 3 Guideline 3: Change the environment to enhance motivation. –Provide both competitive and recreational opportunities. –Provide for multiple motives and opportunities. –Adjust to individuals within groups.

13 Five Guidelines for Building Motivation: Guidelines 4 and 5 Guideline 4: Leaders influence motivation directly and indirectly. Guideline 5: Use behavior modification to change undesirable participant motives.

14 Developing a Realistic View of Motivation Motivation is a key variable in both learning and performance contexts. Physical and psychological factors beyond motivation influence behavior and must be considered. Some motivational factors are more easily influenced than others.

15 Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness Achievement motivation is a person’s orientation to strive for task success, persist in the face of failure, and experience pride in accomplishments (Gill, 2000). Competitiveness is a disposition to strive for satisfaction when making comparisons with some standard of excellence in the presence of evaluative others (Martens, 1986).

16 Keys to Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness Achievement motivation: Self-comparison of achievement. Competitiveness: Social evaluation or comparison.

17 Achievement Motivation Influences Choice of activities Effort to pursue goals Intensity of effort Persistence in the face of failure

18 Theories of Achievement Motivation Need achievement theory Attribution theory Achievement goal theory Competence motivation theory

19 Figure 3.4

20 Attribution Theory Attributions: How people explain their successes and failures Examples include the following: –Stability –Locus of causality –Locus of control

21 Figure 3.5

22 Table 3.1

23 Achievement Goal Theory Outcome goal orientation (or competitive goal orientation): Comparing performance with and defeating others. Task (mastery) goal orientation: Improving relative to one’s own past performances. Social goal orientation: Judging competence in terms of affiliation with the group and recognition of being liked by others.

24 Figure 3.6

25 Keys of Achievement Goal Theory Focus extra attention on task-oriented goals. Foster mastery or task motivational climates.

26 Keys of Competence Motivation Theory People are motivated to feel worthy or competent. Feelings of competence and worth, as well as perceptions of control, determine motives.

27 Figure 3.7

28 What Achievement Motivation Says About High Achievers High motivational orientation to achieve success Low motivation orientation to avoid failure Focus on the pride of success (continued)

29 What Achievement Motivation Says About High Achievers (continued) Ascribe success to stable and internal factors within their control Ascribe failure to unstable and external factors outside their control Usually adopt task goals (continued)

30 What Achievement Motivation Says About High Achievers (continued) Perceived competence and control: Have high perceived competence and feel that achievement is within their control Task choice: Seek out challenges, able competitors, and demanding tasks Performance: Perform well in evaluative conditions

31 What Achievement Motivation Says About Low Achievers Low motivational orientation to achieve success High motivational orientation to avoid failure Focus on shame and worry that may result from failure (continued)

32 What Achievement Motivation Says About Low Achievers (continued) Ascribe success to unstable and external factors outside their control Ascribe failure to stable and internal factors within their control Usually adopt outcome goals (continued)

33 What Achievement Motivation Says About Low Achievers (continued) Perceived competence and control: Have low perceived competence and feel that achievement is outside their control Task choice: Avoid challenges, seek out very difficult or very easy tasks or competitors Performance: Perform poorly in evaluative conditions

34 Stages of Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness Autonomous competence stage Social comparison stage Integrated (self- and social-comparison) stage

35 Figure 3.8

36 Keys to Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness Recognize stage of achievement motivation. Ultimate goal is the integrated stage. Motivational climate influences achievement motivation.

37 Implication for Professional Practice 1.Recognize the interaction of personal and situational factors influencing achievement behavior. –Stage of achievement behavior –Goal orientation –Attributions –Situations approached or avoided (continued)

38 Implications for Professional Practice (continued) 2.Emphasize mastery (task) goals and downplay outcome goals. Create a mastery motivational climate. 3.Monitor and alter attributional feedback. 4.Monitor and correct inappropriate attributions. (continued)

39 Implications for Professional Practice (continued) 5.Determine when competitive goals are appropriate. 6.Enhance feelings of competence and control.


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