Achievement Motivation Theory

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  • Created on: 28-03-16 14:02

1. 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
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2. According to McClelland et al (1961) we can understand AM in terms of which 2 factors?

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

3. Whenever we enter a sporting situation we experience what?

  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Approach-avoidance conflict
  • Competitive anxiety
  • Desire to succeed

4. Who suggested that the term 'achievement' as it is used in the theory is too vague?

  • Nicholls et al (1984)
  • McClelland et al (1961)
  • Bandura (1982)
  • Koivula (1995)

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

  • Run fast
  • Achieve highly
  • Fail


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