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Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore.

John Wang, Chee Keng, Sproule, John, McNeill, Michael, Martindale, Russell J J and Lee, Kok Song (2011) Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23 (3). pp. 263-276. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract/Description

Producing successful athletes in Singapore is a high priority, and the financial rewards for those that make it are great. In light of such an extrinsically motivated structure, the purpose of the current study was to examine the impact of the talent development environment on the goal pursuits and life aspirations of young athletes. Intrinsic goal striving was predicted by a mastery approach and an environment that prioritized long-term development and fundamentals, and provided a good support network. On the contrary, a lack of quality preparation and understanding of athletes promoted extrinsic goal-striving, as did both performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1041-3200
Uncontrolled Keywords: Talent development; Singapore; life aspirations; young athletes; performance;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 613 Personal health & safety
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Item ID: 5253
Depositing User: Dr Russell Martindale
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 11:47
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 12:00
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5253

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