Incidencia de la Teoría de Autodeterminación sobre la persistencia deportiva. (Incidence of Self-Determination Theory of sport persistence).

  • García-Calvo T
  • Sánchez P
  • Leo F
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This work aims to analyze sport persistence, using Self-Determination Theory as a conceptual framework. To achieve this purpose, we selected 958 young athletes, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old, belonged to football, basketball, handball and volleyball team sports. The follow-up year study, sport persistence was measured through federative license and checked by semi structure interview. Sport Motivation Scale (Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Tuson, Brière and Blais, 1995), and Motivational Mediators Scale (García Calvo, Sánchez Miguel, Leo, Sánchez Oliva and Gómez Corrales, 2010b) were used to know self-determination level and psychological basics needs. Analysis of variance showed (p < .05) that lower amotivation levels persistence more than individual with greater scores. Furthermore, through discriminant analysis we demonstrated that psychological needs emerged as predictors of persistence in the practice. Finally, we indicated limitations of the study and future prospective with the aim to enhance the knowledge about the reasons and motives that promote sport persistence. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

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  • deporte escolar
  • deportes colectivos
  • motivación
  • persistencia deportiva

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  • Tomás García-Calvo

  • Pedro Antonio Sánchez

  • F. M. Leo

  • David Sánchez

  • Diana Amado

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