2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part C
A comparative study of sports achievement motivation among district, state & national level kho-kho players
AUTHOR(S): Simratpal Singh
Achievement motivation has been defined as the extent to which individuals differ in their need to strive to attain rewards, such as physical satisfaction, praise from others and feelings of personal mastery. People with high achievement motives will act in ways that will help them to outperform others, meet or surpass some standard of excellence, or do something unique. All students are influenced by a need to achieve to a certain degree. Those students, who hold a high desire of success, work hard to achieve. The modern study of achievement motivation began with the work of David McClelland. He and his associates coined the term n Ach denoting need for achievement. This theory says that under appropriate conditions, people will do what they have been rewarded for doing. Weiner has presented the most ambitious attribution theory of achievement motivation and emotions. This theory deals with the perceived causes of success and failure, the characteristics of causal thinking, and subsequent emotional experiences in relation to achievement behaviors. Another important leap in motivational research is goal orientation theory. The basic premise of achievement goal orientation theory is that when students engage in academic tasks, they set various personal goals and the types of goals that students adopt can directly influence their academic outcomes.
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Simratpal Singh. A comparative study of sports achievement motivation among district, state & national level kho-kho players. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(2):145-146.