Competing with oneself or with others: Achievement goal endorsement in amateur golf competition

Abstract : Among the antecedents of achievement goal endorsement in sports, competition is a consistent predictor of other-approach goal endorsement (trying to perform better than other players). However, most of this previous research was conducted in a context implying a strong focus on normative social comparison. We argue that in other competitive contexts, where both social comparison and temporal comparison are salient, competition can affect players' self-approach goals (trying to perform better than one has done in the past) rather than other-approach goals. Two experiments were conducted with golf players. Results showed that when an intrapersonal standard was salient (e.g., "handicap competition"), golf competition increased self-approach but not other-approach goal endorsement. However, when interpersonal-standard is made salient (e.g., match-play competition), golf competition increased other-approach goal endorsement. Limits and future perspectives are discussed.
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International Journal of Sport Psychology, Pozzi, 2015, 46, pp.258-273
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Mickaël Jury, Annique Smeding, Céline Darnon. Competing with oneself or with others: Achievement goal endorsement in amateur golf competition. International Journal of Sport Psychology, Pozzi, 2015, 46, pp.258-273. 〈hal-01859658〉

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