Motivation Assessment for Professional and Amateur Female Soccer Players
Keywords:motivation, soccer, professional women's soccer, amateur women’s soccer
This paper aims to determine the level of motivation in the case of both professional and amateur female soccer players in Romania. We have designed and administered a motivation questionnare (“Assessing motivation for soccer practice”) to a sample of 75 female subjects, comprising 25 professional and 50 amateur soccer players in the Romanian league. The results obtained for the general score of the questionnaire show no relevant differences between the experimental group and the control group (p > 0,05). However, the analysis of the scores for each motivational dimension shows that the experimental group obtained higher values for the dimensions „Self esteem” and „Necessity of movement” (p < 0,01). No relevant differences between the two groups were visible for the dimensions “Affiliation need” and “Combativeness; aggressivity”. The control group scored better than the experimental group for the dimension “Competition interest”. The analysis of the results indicates that, no matter which group they belong to, the players present a high level of motivation for soccer practice.
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