Dimensions of achievement goal orientation and coping in South African quadriplegic wheelchair rugby players.

Julius Jooste, Alliance N Kubayi, Yvonne Paul

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between dispositional achievement goal orientation (task and ego) and coping ability in wheelchair rugby players with quadriplegia. The sample consisted of 16 (15 males and 1 female) players between the ages of 25 and 44 (M=33.7 years; SD=8.7) who were selected for South Africa's national training squad in preparation for the 2011 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Asia-Oceania Championship. Players self-reported on their perception of success and athletic coping skills. The data were analysed for correlational associations between dimensions of achievement goal orientation and psychological skills associated with coping in sport. Findings revealed that players have both high task and fairly high ego orientation of which task orientation was significantly correlated with coping ability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
JournalJournal of Psychology in Africa
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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