Achievement Motivation Theory

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  • Created on: 28-03-16 14:02

1. The main problem of the McClelland model is that it cannot be used to what?

  • explain why athletes respond differently
  • Predict successful performance
  • Provide athletes with motivation
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2. Those who are low in intrinsic motivation and high in anxiety are likely to experience what?

  • Approach avoidance-conflict
  • A difficulty in competitive sport
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Enjoyment in sport

3. Which is the correct equation?

  • Competitive anxiety- intrinsic motivation= achievement motivation
  • Intrinsic motivation- competitive anxiety= achievement motivation
  • Achievement motivation= intrinsic motivation- competitive anxiety
  • Achievement motivation= competitive anxiety- intrinsic motivation

4. According to McClelland et al (1961) we can understand AM in terms of which 2 factors?

  • Motivation to succeed and fear or failure
  • Competitive anxiety and fear of failure
  • Motivation to succeed and intrinsic motivation
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

5. If intrinsic motivation to take part in sport is greater than anxiety then we will be motivated to?

  • Achieve highly
  • Fail
  • Run fast


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