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| Published: March 23, 2021

Relationship between academic motivation and athletics motivation of athletes at the university level

, Dr. Savita K. Tewari

Associate Professor, Doon University, Dehradun, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.093/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.093


As there are less number of college athletes who go on to play professional rather they are well aware of this fact, and well-prepared about their life outside sports thus also giving equal attention to their academics. Although there is a contradiction regarding the student athletes as those who are getting success in their respective sports are highly athletically motivated while others are low motivated but expected to be more motivated towards their academics. The purpose of this study was to gain more insight about student-athlete’s academic motivation as well as academic motivation. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 110 student athletes from Doon University, Dehradun. Forms were given to all the student athletes who participated in the study. The form contained basic demographic question about their life and self-administered questionnaire containing Student-athlete’s Motivation toward Sports and Academics Questionnaire (SAMSAQ). Pearson correlation was used to study the relationship between academic motivation and athletic motivation of student athletes. The result showed there was a negative correlation between academic motivation and athletic motivation of college athletes. Though this study was done for a small sample, so we cannot generalize the findings rather further research can be done on a larger sample to get the accurate results.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021