MotivationWhat role did motivation play for you when you competed as an athlete? How was it important for you?

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

Submit your response to the question to the appropriate Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

Through the end of the module, comment on the responses of others.You will be attempting two discussion questions in this module worth 28 points each.Discussion Question 1MotivationWhat role did motivation play for you when you competed as an athlete? How was it important for you? How would your success as an athlete have been different if your overall motivation to participate and compete was just a little bit less or a little bit more?Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Described the role of motivation to personal performance.

[8 points]
Explained the difference in outcome had there been both a little bit more or a little bit less.

[8 points]Discussion Question 2Motivation-performance RelationshipThe three theories of motivation presented in this module are cognitive evaluation theory, achievement goal theory, and attribution theory. Each theory addresses the motivation-performance relationship in a slightly different way.

Based on your experiences as an athlete and/or coach, which theory seems to best explain how you manage your (or your athletes’) motivational levels?

Provide a concrete example or two to support your perspective.

Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Identified and explained the motivational theory underlying personal/professional experience. [8 points]

Provided illustrative examples.

 [8 points]All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDiscussion Question Response:

Please see specific evaluation criteria listed below each discussion question.16×2Discussion Participation: Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.

4x2While responding, justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.

4x2Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4×2


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