Testing of Diagnostic Tools to Identify the Role of "Sports Enjoyment" Phenomenon in the End of Sports Career



The article is devoted to the motivation to run or to end of young athletes career. This article describes the steps of sports career. "Sports Enjoyment" concept is considered as one of the motivating factors. In a sample of 225 athletes from 28 different sports, we tested the questionnaire "The Role of Enjoyment in the End of Sports Career" and identified factors associated with possible quiting the sport. This method provides information on the subjective reasons for retiring from the sport, which relate primarily to the loss of pleasure in sport activities. The study shows that сhildren aged 13-14 years old are ready to leave the sport on average 26% more than the beginners, or adult athletes. This method is aimed at forecasting the career of professional athlete, and therefore it seems so be useful to coachers and psychologists, as it can give them necessary information about the sportsman priorities he is guided when deciding whether to continue or end the sports careers.

General Information

Keywords: career, sports psychology, motivation, leaving the sport, teenager

Journal rubric: Psychological Tools

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2016080113

For citation: Veraksa A.N., Kondratichev A.N., Rasskazova E.I. Testing of Diagnostic Tools to Identify the Role of "Sports Enjoyment" Phenomenon in the End of Sports Career [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2016. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 137–155. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2016080113. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksandr N. Veraksa, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vice-Director of Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7187-6080, e-mail: veraksa@yandex.ru

Alexander N. Kondratichev, Master of Sports of International Class, Aerobic Gymnastics, 10-time Russian champion, European champion, World Cup winner, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: kondratichev@mail.ru

Elena I. Rasskazova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Patopsychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Senior Researcher,Mental Health Research Center, Senior Researcher, International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9648-5238, e-mail: e.i.rasskazova@gmail.com



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