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ERIC Number: EJ1132187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Goal Orientation and How a Task or Ego Mentality Can Affect the Enjoyment for College Hockey Players
Schneider, Ray; Harrington, Mike; Tobar, David
College Student Journal, v51 n1 p57-62 Spr 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine goal orientation in college hockey players. Specifically, how a task or ego orientation can affect enjoyment. The Task and Ego Orientation Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) was used to determine goal orientation as either task or ego, and the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scales (PACES) measured how much participants enjoyed participating in college hockey. After surveying male college hockey players (N = 28) in the American Collegiate Hockey Association that play for a medium sized University in North central United States, 23 were categorized as having a Task Goal Orientation, and 5 as having an Ego Goal Orientation. The results of PACES test showed that the ego group had a mean score of 72.6, and the mean score for the task group was 83.4. An independent t-test was used to determine if there was a significant difference in the enjoyment scores of task and ego oriented players. The results indicated that there was a significant difference between the two orientations in regard to their enjoyment. If a college hockey athlete has a task orientation, then they will enjoy participating and playing college hockey more than an athlete with an ego orientation. Conversely, ego oriented players will leave hockey earlier and have less enjoyment playing the sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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