Sex, Age Group and Locality Differences in Adolescent Athletes' Beliefs, Values and Goal Orientation in Track and Field

Chin, N.S. and Khoo, S. and Low, W.Y. (2009) Sex, Age Group and Locality Differences in Adolescent Athletes' Beliefs, Values and Goal Orientation in Track and Field. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 7 (2). pp. 112-121. ISSN 1728-869X, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S1728-869X(09)60014-9.

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Abstract

This study used the Eccles et al. expectancy-value model of achievement choice and achievement goal theory to investigate sex, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values and achievement goals in track and field. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 632 (349 male, 283 female) athletes from the under 15 and 18 years age groups (mean, 15.2 ± 1.28 years) who volunteered to participate in the annual state track and field meet. The participants completed the expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values measures, and Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire. Results indicated a significant interaction effect between sex, age group and locality for expectancy-related beliefs, F(1, 624) = 8.02 (p < 0.05) and subjective task values, F(1, 624) = 5.98 (p < 0.05). However, no significant interaction effect between sex, age group and locality were found for task orientation, F(1, 624) = 0.68 (p > 0.05) and ego orientation, F(1, 624) = 0.04 (p > 0.05). Expectancy-related beliefs were found to be related with subjective task values (r = 0.64, p < 0.01), task orientation (r = 0.40, p < 0.01), and ego orientation (r = 0.24, p < 0.01). Subjective task values were related to task orientation (r = 0.47, p < 0.01) and weakly with ego orientation (r = 0.16, p < 0.01). Task orientation was also related to ego orientation (r = 0.29, p < 0.01).

Item Type: Article
Funders: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Achievement goals; Adolescent athletes; Expectancy-related beliefs; Subjective task values; Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Sports Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 03:29
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 03:29
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14280

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