17. Motivation in Sport: Theory and Application

  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2
  1. Kevin A. Stefanek and
  2. Heather J. Peters

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch17

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Stefanek, K. A. and Peters, H. J. (2011) Motivation in Sport: Theory and Application, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • other motivational approaches to changing behavior - motivation in sport, theory and application;
  • select theories of motivation - relating to performance or coping in sport, for therapists;
  • motivational issues for athletes - manifest in either, or both of these realms;
  • use of different theories - in different interventions, performance and coping with challenges;
  • Kiesha and Dave exemplifying two types of achievement goals - theory around peoples' view of success;
  • difference between approach - and avoidance orientations toward athletic success;
  • athletes with ego-orientation, success as defeating others - athletes coping with losses, new view of success;
  • therapist using attribution theory - clients' explanations of successes and failures;
  • self-determination theory - Deci and Ryan's theory of self-determination, autonomy, competence and relatedness;
  • therapeutic techniques (goal setting, cognitive restructuring and imagery) - athletes' motivation and performance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Achievement Goal Theory

  • Attribution Theory

  • Self-Efficacy Theory

  • Self-Determination Theory

  • Expectancy Value Theory

  • Therapeutic Techniques Often Used to Increase Athletes' Motivation

  • Therapeutic Issues Unique to Athletes

  • Concluding Thoughts

  • Acknowledgments

  • References