Motivation In Youth Sport Essay

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Consider to the world-wide health concerned concomitant with the lack of physical activities, the research of participation motivation in youth sport has become popular and important over the last two decades (Duda, 1996). A lot of previous studies have already indicated the existence of multiple motivations for sport and physical activity participation in adolescents and children, such as fitness, fun, competence and skill development (e.g. Buonamano, Cei, & Mussino, 1995; Kolt et al., 1999; Lindner & Sit, 1999; Wang & Wiese-Bjornstal, 1997). In general terms, motivation referred to the intensity and direction of behavior, which was all important for success in sport (Matsumoto and Takenaka, 2004). While Chinese Wu Shu as the emphasis development…show more content…
The earliest development could be traced back to Xia Dynasty (21st - 17th century BC), at that time it began as the art of self-protection to defend different danger even war, but new gradually growing up into a developed international competition, a way for keeping fit and a performance. (Garry and Jolly, 2007) Actually, many Kung Fu stars were the former China Wu Shu Team or Hong Kong Wu Shu Team athletes, such as Jet Li and Dennis TO. They all won many awards on the local and international Wu Shu…show more content…
For the better future development of Hong Kong Wu Shu, this was worthy of further study. The present study attempted to examine the possibility of differences in the motivation of youths in Hong Kong. Researcher believed through understanding the participation motivation could help the coach to enhance their student motivation and facilitate their life-long Wu Shu participation. Despite the obvious participation interested in other countries, there was paucity of previous research that has attempted to analyses the participation motivation in Hong
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