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Multiple goal orientations as predictors of moral behavior in youth soccer

Sage, Luke and Kavussanu, Maria (2007) Multiple goal orientations as predictors of moral behavior in youth soccer. The Sport Psychologist, 21 (4). pp. 417-437. ISSN 0888-4781

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The purpose of this study was to examine task-, ego-, and social-goal orientations as predictors of prosocial and antisocial behavior in youth soccer. Participants were 365 male (n = 227) and female (n = 138) youth soccer players (M-age = 13.4 years, SD = 1.8), who completed questionnaires measuring task and ego orientation; the goals of social affiliation, social recognition and social status; prosocial and antisocial behavior; and demographics. Regression analyses revealed that prosocial behavior was predicted positively by task orientation and social affiliation and negatively by social status. In contrast, antisocial behavior was predicted positively by ego orientation and social status and negatively by task orientation. Findings for task and ego orientation are consistent with previous work. Social-goal orientations explained further variance in prosocial and antisocial behavior, and their inclusion in future moral research is encouraged.

Type of Work:Article
Date:December 2007 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Sport & Exercise Science
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Keywords:ego orientation, perceived legitimacy, sport involvement, social goals, daily life, achievement, sportspersonship, motivation, tendencies, task
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Human Kinetics
ID Code:679
Refereed:YES
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