Task and ego oriented athletes and zone of optimal function

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dc.contributor.advisor Gray, Marvin R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Aper, Julie A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:18Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .A64 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184651
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between task and ego goal orientation and ZOF. The subjects consisted of interscholastic athletes of the men's varsity and junior varsity baseball, men's track and field, and women's track and field teams from a local Midwestern high school. By providing a more concise zone of optimal function (ZOF) by breaking down the zone into three components: psychological, physiological, and competitive (evaluated by the Sport Participation Questionnaire) the athletes may be able to manipulate their ZOF by using the characteristics of their task and ego orientation (evaluated by the TEOSQ). The data was analyzed by doing a series of factor analyses and multiple regressions. After finding four significant factors (two separate psychological, one physiological, one competitive) a multiple regression was employed to determine the relationship between the factors and task and ego orientaXon.Nearly significant was the regression with ego-oriented athletes and the thinking construct which consisted of items 16-18 of the Sport Participation Questionnaire. Also, significant were relationships of the task or ego score and the demographic findings.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent iii, 53 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Achievement motivation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Athletes -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ego (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title Task and ego oriented athletes and zone of optimal function en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/879852 en_US


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