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ERIC Number: EJ966011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
The Impact of a Performance Profiling Intervention on Athletes' Intrinsic Motivation
Weston, Neil J. V.; Greenlees, Iain A.; Thelwell, Richard C.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v82 n1 p151-155 Mar 2011
Originally developed by Butler (1989) with the Great Britain Olympic boxing team, performance profiling is an assessment tool primarily used by sport psychologists to enhance athlete awareness. The completed profile provides the athlete, the coach, and psychologist with a visual representation of the athlete's perception of his or her performance and hence can be used as a basis to set goals and structure future training interventions. Examination of the performance profiling procedure suggests that it may be useful in improving athletes' intrinsic motivation via the three key motivational mediators. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of a repeated performance-profiling intervention on athletes' intrinsic motivation (IM) using an experimental design. Athletes were randomly assigned to three groups: (a) a sport science educational intervention (three repeat interactive seminar sessions covering various sport science topics); (b) control condition (athletes continued as normal with no intervention); and (c) performance profiling intervention (three repeat profiling sessions). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom