EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Differences in the motivational characteristics of professional serious amateur and recreational sports performers


Perceptual & Motor Skills 64(2): 379-382
Differences in the motivational characteristics of professional serious amateur and recreational sports performers
Conceptualised within the Reversal theory of M. J. Apter is the concept of metamotivational dominance. Dominance is the tendency of an individual to spend longer periods in one metamotivational state, rather than in the other member of the pair which they constitute together. This study examined the nature of telic dominance in male sports performers. Three groups of performers categorised as "professional", "serious amateur", and "recreational" were subjects. Telic dominance was measured using the Telic Dominance Scale. Analysis showed that professionals scored significantly higher than the other two groups on 2 of the 3 subscales and on the combined score for telic dominance.


Accession: 005151421



Related references

Learning styles favoured by professional, amateur, and recreational athletes in different sports. Journal of Sports Sciences 28(8): 859-866, 2010

Law and business of the sports industries. Volume 1: professional sports leagues; Volume 2: common issues in amateur and professional sports. Law and business of the sports industries Volume 1: professional sports leagues; Volume 2: common issues in amateur and professional sports: 570; 581, 1986

Differences and changes in the physical characteristics of professional and amateur rugby union players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27(11): 3033-3044, 2014

Injury recurrence is lower at the highest professional football level than at national and amateur levels: does sports medicine and sports physiotherapy deliver?. British Journal of Sports Medicine 50(12): 751-758, 2016

Differences in injury risk and characteristics between Dutch amateur and professional soccer players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 18(2): 145-149, 2016

A content analysis of the sports section of Canada's national newspaper with respect to gender and professional/amateur status. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 29(2): 123-134, 1994

A survey of selected factors for families as recreational spectators at professional sports events. Visions in Leisure and Business 5(3): 44-50, 1986

Physiological differences and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) in professional, amateur and young cyclists. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 42(4): 389-395, 2002

Gender differences in recreational sports participation among Taiwanese adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(1): 829-840, 2016

Comparison of knee characteristics between professional and amateur golfers during the downswing. Technology and Health Care, 2016