Motivation In Sports Psychology

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Motivation is essential ingredient to be success in and out of the sports. It is a psychological driver of change that control the achievement behavior of the team (Tenenbaum & Eklund, 2007, p. 3). In sports psychology context, the motivation theory widely emerged to achievement goal strategy. In this essay, the application of sports psychology theory will be illustrated in line with the event of a person who joined a voluntary project of selling vegetables of farmer mothers through an online platform in Indonesia. The project was addressed for university humanitarian action in response to the volcano eruption disaster refugees’ relief program in 2010. The project involved 5 members with interdisciplinary: psychology and training, agriculture,…show more content…
Of any kind motivation they instinctively from, it is strongly correlated to which extent they perceive self-determination. It means that the stronger motivation can reflect the higher self-determination they would applied to the performance, task or challenges (Moran and colleagues, 2012, p.361). Related to the story, the man who works for IT job, personally did not really interested in the social voluntary activity and more interested in his personal professional career building as a fresh graduate at that moment. In the beginning, he did not see valuable of joining the project but then the team brought him idea that he actually able to use the project as a portfolio for his own employment branding. In this situation, he has lower intrinsic motivation but higher extrinsic…show more content…
4). IT-related job, as his responsibility, was the last chain of the project goal setting. The first chain is training session continue with farming session. Afterward, the vegetables should be sold to the market through online as the application of business marketing idea. If we compare to the analogy of soccer game, he is the one that responsible to shoot the ball to the gate for make the score.
Enable to execute the motivation into a process is the essential principle of achievement goal theory (Duda & Nicholls, 1992). In the story, he understood the responsibility and agreed to execute the IT-related task. In the goal setting, he contributed explaining the detail step of work to make the online market platform. Formerly, Nicholls (1984) identifies task and ego involvement as the general operation of ability concept. The task-involvement individuals are developed by mastery, improvement or learning and they also perceive success as that mastery or enhancements attained. While the ego-involvement, in the other hand, establish ability relative to others or to outperform others. Back to the story context, he was more focus on his task involvement ability. Nonetheless, since he did not wholeheartedly motivate himself about the project, he had
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