Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

Achievement motivation and locus of control of university level individual and team sport players- A prognostic study

  Baljinder Singh Bal*, Bhupinder Singh2 and Onkar Singh3      
  1Department of Physical Education (T), G. N. D. U., Amritsar, Punjab, India. 2College of Physical Education, Kharar, Punjab, India. 3Singhania University, Pacheri Bari Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan Punjab, India.
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  •  Published: 23 November 2010

Abstract

 

The aim of this study is to find out the significant differences among the players of individual and team sports, on the variable achievement motivation and locus of control. A group of three hundred and fifty (N=350) male players of individual and team sports, aged between 20 to 25 years were purposively selected for this study. They were further divided into two groups: A (individual game) and B (team game). It was hypothesized that there may not be significant differences with regard to achievement motivation and locus of control among individual and team game players. The significance between-group differences were assessed using the student’s t-test for dependent data. The level of p < .05 was considered significant. Significance between group differences were found among the players of individual and team sports on the variable achievement motivation whereas no significance between group differences were found among the players of individual and team sports on the variable locus of control. Considering the various parameters as applied on different sets of subjects the results prove to be variant in nature and scope in relation to achievement motivation whereas results prove to be identical in respect to locus of control.

 

Key words: Achievement motivation, locus of control, individual sport, team sport.