Motivation In Sports Literature Review

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Introduction Extrinsic Motivation Leading to Violence in Sports Gabriela Paulinne B. Paz Monetary incentives and scholarships are present within the sports community, whether it is for a professional league or a prize to be won within an amateur competition, an athlete will be extrinsically motivated to perform better to be able to attain those rewards. Because of that athletics scholarships increase motivation and performance among athletes, but there are considerations in which athletes are willing to take to be able to achieve one common goal, which is to win. However, the balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are inversely related resulting to a gradual increase in aggression of athletes within competitions. To be able to understand this reasoning, the purpose of this literature review is to identify to what extent athletes are willing to take to perform maximally in a competition and gain external rewards. Therefore, this paper will focus on factors in which violence and aggression stems from external rewards specifically scholarships as well as how different social classes affect the external motivation of competitive athletes resulting to aggression within sports. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Motivation in itself is the force or influence of someone to do something; there are two key factors of motivation namely, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In the sports setting athletes are intrinsically motivated when they engage in an activity for the

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