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FRANCO, Evelia; PEREZ-TEJERO, Javier  and  ARRIZABALAGA, Aintzane. Motivation and intention to be physically active in basketball players in training.: Differences depending on the competition. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.23-26. ISSN 1989-5879.

The objective of this study was to analyse the differences in the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPNS) and intended future practice in basketball players in training according to the level of competition to which they belonged. It was distributed PNSE questionnaire to assess basic needs and MIPA to measure the intention to be physically active on a sample of 181 basketball players aged between 11 and 16 years belonging to different leagues. The most significant results indicated that a) there are significant differences between leagues b) the relation between the BPN and the intention increased with the level of competition c) competence was the only variable present in all categories.

Keywords : Basketball; initiation; training; motivation; league.

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