Clima motivacional, metas de logro y motivacion autodeterminada en futbolistas cadetes [Motivational climate, achievement goals and self-determined motivation in football cadets]

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  • María Sol Alvarez
  • Isabel Castillo
  • Joan Duda
  • Isabel Balaguer

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  • University of Valencia


Grounded in the trichotomous model of achievement goals (Elliot, 1999; Elliot & Church, 1997), the purpose of this cross-sectional study was to test a model that analyzed the hypothesized effects of the perceived motivational climate on achievement goals and the consequences of the multiple goals on self-determined motivation. Participants were 370 young male soccer players aged 12 - 16 years (M age = 14.77, SD = .72) who completed a multi-section questionnaire tapping the targeted variables. Path analysis results showed task involving climate was a positive predictor of mastery approach goal emphasis while ego involving climate was a positive predictor of performanceapproach goals. In turn, mastery approach was a positive predictor of self-determined motivation while performance and avoidance approach were negative predictors. The results highlight the importance of the coach in the promotion of self-determined motivation in sport domain.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
JournalRevista de Psicologia General y Aplicada
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009