Presentation Title

Sport Imagery: Examining Attachment and Motivation as its Possible Determinants

Presentation Type

Poster

School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

Discipline

Psychology

Mentor

Fitni Destani, Susan Menees, Anthony Scioli

Date & Time

April 9th at 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Location

L. P. Young Student Center, West Dining and Flag Room

Abstract

The use of self-focused and other-focused sports imagery was studied as a function of two possible determinants; source of motivation (intrinsic/well internalized vs. extrinsic/other-dependent), and early attachment experiences (mirroring/validation of strengths and idealizing/inspiring role models). Three dimensions of sports imagery experience were evaluated (ease of production (E), frequency (F), and emotional strength (ES)). Participants completed measures to assess intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, attachment needs, and the ES, E, and F dimensions of imagery production. Correlations were computed to evaluate the relationships between motivation and attachment (predictors), and imagery production (E, ES, F) and imagery type (self or other-focused) (outcomes). It was hypothesized that self-focused imagery would be related to higher intrinsic motivation scores, lower extrinsic motivation, and lower scores in both mirroring and idealization. In contrast, other-focused imagery would be related to lower intrinsic motivation scores, higher extrinsic motivation scores, and higher scores in mirroring and idealization.

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Apr 9th, 4:15 PM

Sport Imagery: Examining Attachment and Motivation as its Possible Determinants

L. P. Young Student Center, West Dining and Flag Room

The use of self-focused and other-focused sports imagery was studied as a function of two possible determinants; source of motivation (intrinsic/well internalized vs. extrinsic/other-dependent), and early attachment experiences (mirroring/validation of strengths and idealizing/inspiring role models). Three dimensions of sports imagery experience were evaluated (ease of production (E), frequency (F), and emotional strength (ES)). Participants completed measures to assess intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, attachment needs, and the ES, E, and F dimensions of imagery production. Correlations were computed to evaluate the relationships between motivation and attachment (predictors), and imagery production (E, ES, F) and imagery type (self or other-focused) (outcomes). It was hypothesized that self-focused imagery would be related to higher intrinsic motivation scores, lower extrinsic motivation, and lower scores in both mirroring and idealization. In contrast, other-focused imagery would be related to lower intrinsic motivation scores, higher extrinsic motivation scores, and higher scores in mirroring and idealization.