Motivation gains in sport and exercise groups

Authored by: Brandon C. Irwin , Deborah L. Feltz

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324

10.4324/9781315777054.ch48

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Abstract

Motivation is a critical component of sport performance. While variability in motivation is popularly attributed to intrapersonal differences, a long history of group dynamics research reveals that motivation is largely a product of interpersonal processes. Understanding these processes has important implications for coaching and training practices, as well as for public health (e.g., group-based physical activity programs). The aim of this chapter is to review a growing body of research that examines for whom and under what conditions groups increase motivation in sport and physical activity groups.

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