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: 74

Full Length Research Paper

Goal orientation of Brazilian skateboarders

Vinicius Barroso Hirota
  • Vinicius Barroso Hirota
  • Department of Physical Education, Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Nossa Cidade College,São Paulo
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  •  Received: 13 December 2012
  •  Accepted: 06 February 2014
  •  Published: 30 April 2014

Abstract

The aim of this research is to evaluate the goal orientation (task and ego) of skateboarders based on a descriptive research. We evaluate thirty one male skateboarders aged between 12 to 30 years (age average: 19.54 ±4,98), who live in São Paulo City, Brazil. They answered the TEOSQ (Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire), and the results showed that the average for task orientation was 4.47 ±0.34; median, 5; and for ego orientation the result was 2.47 ±0.61; median, 3. The general results show there is significant difference between task and ego orientation in the total group, and separately by ages. We conclude that the task orientation was the tendency of these group to always work together for learning new skills and training their ability; so these sportsmen have more security in their actions and behavior; they have feeling of success constantly and more self-control.
 
Key words: Skateboard, evaluation, goals orientation.