Las orientaciones de meta y los motivos de practica deportiva en los jovenes deportistas Valencianos escolarizados [Goal orientations and motives of sports activity in young athletes Valencian school]

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In this study, we analyze the relationship between task and ego orientations and sport participation motivation among a representative sample of Valencian adolescents [N = 640 adolescents (232 girls and 408 boys); Age range = 11-18 years]. Participants completed a Spanish version of the TEOSQ (Duda, 1989; Balaguer, Castillo, & Tomás, 1996) and the HBSC (Wold, 1995; Balaguer, 1999). MANOVA indicated that high ego-oriented boys and girls emphasized achievement motives more than low ego-oriented boys and girls. High task-oriented boys and girls stressed social reasons for being involved in sport more than low task-oriented boys and girls. Finally, males high in task orientation were involved in sport more for purposes of enhancing health than low task-oriented males.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-50
JournalRevista de Psicologia Del Deporte
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Goal Orientations, motivation, adolescents