2014, Volume 6, Issue 1

Study regarding the role of motivation in the sport performance activities



Paul Florian Dragos1

1Geography, Tourism and Sport Faculty, Dep. of Physical Education, Sport and Physiotherapy, University of Oradea


Author for correspondence: Paul Florian Dragos; Geography, Tourism and Sport Faculty, Dep. of Physical Education, Sport and Physiotherapy, University of Oradea; email: dpaul@uoradea.ro

DOI: 10.2478/bjha-2014-0006

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Abstract

Background: What does it mean to be motivated? This is a question often formulated by psychologists and other researchers of human behavior. However it is a question which interests more or less managers and coaches, but the produced effects can be determinative for the activity of sports performance at all levels.
Material/Methods: The present work aims to analyze the measurements in which the actions connected to athletes’ motivation , undertaken by sports organizations, influence and support their activities in order to increase performance.
For this purpose we used the literature survey, a questionnaire, data analysis and data processing. This research was conducted on a total of 177 registered athletes from various sports clubs. Stability issues were tracked in the sports club, the conditions in which they operate, the level of motivation in training and competitions, team status, the level of aspiration, the level of appreciation and rewards, etc.
Results: It is remarkable that the athlete’s option for the possibility to achieve high performance constitutes a more important motivator than the opportunity to have greater earning money though financial conditions.
Conclusions: The motivation in training shows fluctuations due to factors of sports nature but also material stability, especially influencing athletes’ mental comfort. The levels of assessment, communication and reward are important motivational factors with direct effects on the results obtained by athletes both in competition and in training.


Key words: motivation, sport, performance, sport management, leadership