Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Consequence of winning: Interdisciplinary analysis for deontological perspectives of moral function and the interaction with motivation in Division I college athletes
by Orr, Brandon, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2013, 321; 3576088
Abstract (Summary)

This is a pilot study of a proposed model for examining the main and interactionist effects of achievement goal orientations on moral function and the role of perceived ability as a potential moderator in sport morality levels through cluster analysis procedures. One hundred and three elite (103) athletes participating in Division I wrestling completed the Task Ego Orientation in Sport Competition Questionnaire (TEOSQ-COMP; Harwood, 2002), Perceived Ability Inventory Subscale (PAI; Lemyre, et al., 2002), and Hahm-Beller Values Choice Inventory (HBVCI; Hahm, Beller, & Stoll, 1989). Analysis of motivation involved the investigation of motivation from a goal profile standpoint through cluster analysis. Cluster analysis revealed three emergent goal profile combinations: Cluster 1 – High-Ego/Moderate Task; Cluster 2 – Low-Ego/Moderate-Task; Cluster 3 – Moderate-Ego/High-Task. The emergent cluster profiles were then examined for between group interaction effects of goal orientation and perceived ability upon moral function. ANOVA revealed strong interactions between ego orientation and moral function for Clusters 1 and 2, but not at significant effect. As well the moderating interaction of perceived ability upon moral function for Clusters 1 and 2 was strong, but again not at significant levels. These findings help encourage dialogue about the impact the motivational climate of Division I Athletics has upon its participants. By building upon the investigation of competition as a contextualized variable of impact on motivation and moral function (Harwood, 2002; van de Pol & Kavussanu, 2012), this study proposes a more advanced model for investigating the interactionist effect between these two and the motivational climate of Division I sport.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Waigandt, Alex
Commitee: Holliday, Greg, Johnston, Joe, Maggard, Bryan, McGuire, Rick, Scogin, Joe
School: University of Missouri - Columbia
Department: Health Promotion and Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 75/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Kinesiology, Higher education
Keywords: Achievement goal orientations, Deontological moral function, Division I college athletes, Goal achievement motivation, Motivational climate, Perceived ability
Publication Number: 3576088
ISBN: 9781303553615
Copyright © 2019 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy