Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Jonathan S. Gore
Jaime B. Henning
The current proposed study examines a concept that has been looked at before but now using a new specific population. Previous research examined shows that reasons for motivation affect goal attainment and success. The current study is looking at how relational autonomous reasons for motivation play a role in goal attainment in athletes. Eastern Kentucky University athletes were administered a short questionnaire and their previous athletic performance was used as well. The two sets of data were then used to examine the relationship between the two variables. The results of the study showed a positive correlation between Relationally-Autonomous Reasons (RAR) and performance. Those in team sports were seen to be motivated more by RARs when compared to athletes in individual sports.
Copyright 2015 Josef Max Katzman
Katzman, Josef Max, "Relationally-Autonomous Reasons as a Predictor of Collegiate Athletic Performance" (2015). Online Theses and Dissertations. 386.