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dc.contributor.authorMcLachlan, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin S
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T00:31:43Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T00:31:43Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0895-2779
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jsep.33.2.273
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171946
dc.description.abstractThe distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic goals, and between goal pursuit for intrinsically and extrinsically motivated reasons, is a central premise of self-determination theory. Proponents of the theory have proposed that the pursuit of intrinsic goals and intrinsically motivated goal striving each predict adaptive psychological and behavioral outcomes relative to the pursuit of extrinsic goals and extrinsically motivated goal striving. Despite evidence to support these predictions, research has not explored whether individuals naturally differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic goals. Two studies tested whether people make this differentiation when recalling goals for leisure-time physical activity. Using memory-recall methods, participants in Study 1 were asked to freely generate physical activity goals. A subsample (N = 43) was asked to code their freely generated goals as intrinsic or extrinsic. In Study 2, participants were asked to recall intrinsic and extrinsic goals after making a decision regarding their future physical activity. Results of these studies revealed that individuals’ goal generation and recall exhibited significant clustering by goal type. Participants encountered some difficulties when explicitly coding goals. Findings support self-determination theory and indicate that individuals discriminate between intrinsic and extrinsic goals.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom273
dc.relation.ispartofpageto288
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleDo people differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic goals for physical activity?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.


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