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Relationships Among Values, Achievement Orientations, and Attitudes in Youth Sport

Lee, Martin J. and Whitehead, Jean and Ntoumanis, Nikos and Hatzigeorgiadis, Antonis (2008) Relationships Among Values, Achievement Orientations, and Attitudes in Youth Sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (5). pp. 588-610. ISSN 0895-2779

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This research examines the value-expressive function of attitudes and achievement goal theory in predicting moral attitudes. In Study 1, the Youth Sport Values Questionnaire (YSVQ; Lee, Whitehead, & Balchin, 2000) was modified to measure moral,competence, and status values. In Study 2, structural equation modeling on data from 549 competitors (317 males, 232 females) aged 12–15 years showed that moral and competence values predicted prosocial attitudes, whereas moral (negatively) and status values (positively)predicted antisocial attitudes. Competence and status values predicted task and ego orientation, respectively, and task and ego orientation partially mediated the effect of competence values on prosocial attitudes and of status values on antisocial attitudes, respectively. The role of sport values is discussed, and new research directions are proposed.

Type of Work:Article
Date:October 2008 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Sport & Exercise Science
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Human Kinetics
ID Code:355
Refereed:YES
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