Research Output

Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore.

  Producing successful athletes in Singapore is a high priority, and the financial rewards for those that make it are great. In light of such an extrinsically motivated structure, the purpose of the current study was to examine the impact of the talent development environment on the goal pursuits and life aspirations of young athletes. Intrinsic goal striving was predicted by a mastery approach and an environment that prioritized long-term development and fundamentals, and provided a good support network. On the contrary, a lack of quality preparation and understanding of athletes promoted extrinsic goal-striving, as did both performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Taylor & Francis

  • DOI:

    10.1080/10413200.2010.543120

  • ISSN:

    1041-3200

  • Library of Congress:

    RC1200 Sports Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    613 Personal health & safety

Citation

John Wang, C. K., Sproule, J., McNeill, M., Martindale, R. J. J. & Lee, K. S. (2010). Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 23, 263-276. doi:10.1080/10413200.2010.543120. ISSN 1041-3200

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Keywords

Talent development; Singapore; life aspirations; young athletes; performance;

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