Situational motivational profiles and performance with elite performers

  title={Situational motivational profiles and performance with elite performers},
  author={Nicolas Gillet and Robert J. Vallerand and Benjamin Paty},
In Study 1, a sample of tennis players ranked at the national level (n = 173) completed a French version of the Situational Motivation Scale the day before a tennis competition. Results revealed the presence of a three-cluster solution. Differences among clusters on subsequent sport performance were significant. Specifically, athletes with the least self-determined motivational profile obtained the lowest levels of performance. Study 2 (n = 319) replicated the findings of Study 1 with a larger… CONTINUE READING