Motivation and self-concept in windsurfersA study of professional and recreational participants

  1. Cristián Modroño Pascual 1
  2. Félix Guillén García
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Journal:
Revista de psicología del deporte

ISSN: 1132-239X

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 25

Issue: 1

Pages: 105-112

Type: Article

Export: RIS

Metrics

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.789
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 67/80 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2016
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.542
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Applied Psychology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/219
  • Area: Sports Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 80/127

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact: 1.901
  • Field: DEPORTE Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/44
  • Field: PSICOLOGÍA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 4/118

CIRC

  • Social Sciences: B

CiteScore

  • Year 2016
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.9
  • Area: Applied Psychology Percentile: 43

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine self-determined motivation, achievement goal orientations, and self-concept characteristics of professional, competitive amateur and noncompetitive recreational windsurfers. Questionnaires were administered to a sample of 140 individuals including 79 (54 professionals and 25 non-professionals) individuals who were participants in either a championship or a recreational competition. Also, surveyed were 61 recreational but non-competitive windsurfers. Overall, the results revealed high levels of self-determined motivation. In addition, participants reported a positive physical self-concept, a strong task motivational orientation and a weak ego goal orientation. On the motivational and self-concept dimensions, significant differences were found between competitive windsurfers and non-competitive windsurfers but not between the professional competitors and the amateur competitors. No significant gender differences emerged. Age was negatively related to an ego goal orientation as well as to physical self-concept. Performance outcomes could not be predicted by this set of variables.

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