Integrating Socialization Influences Into the Study of Children’s Motivation in Sport.

Integrating Socialization Influences Into the Study of Children’s Motivation in Sport. Source: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology . Mar1992, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p59-77. 19p. Author(s): Brustad, Robert J. Abstract: Youth sport research has failed to address the influential role of socialization agents in shaping children’s motivational processes in sport. The purpose of this paper is to encourage the integration of socialization influences, particularly parental behaviors, into the study of children’s sport motivation. The impact of socialization influences in shaping those cognitions widely regarded to influence children’s sport behavior is examined. Special attention is paid to related research in academic settings that identifies the influence of parental socialization patterns upon children’s self-perception characteristics, orientations toward achievement, and patterns of motivated behavior. Recommendations are made for incorporating socialization influences into youth sport research within the framework of cognitive-developmental theory. Copyright of Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology is the property of Human Kinetics Publishers

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