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USAN SUPERVIA, P.; SALAVERA BORDAS, C.; MURILLO LORENTE, V.  and  MEGIAS ABAD, J.J.. Relationship between motivation, commitment and selfconcept in adolescent soccer players of different sport categories. CPD [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp.199-210. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this research was toanalyse the relationships between motivation, sport commitment and physical self-concept among adolescent footballers in the province of Zaragoza in the categories of Juniors I (14-16 years) and Juniors II (16-18 years) as well as exploring possible differences between the more or less competitive divisions. In order to carry this out, a sample of 512 subjects belonging to 37 teams of 12 clubs around the city were involved(M=16,00; SD: 1,465) and who were provided with the Sport Motivation Scale (Pelletier et al., 1995) translated into Spanish by Núñez, Martín-Albo, Navarro y González (2006), the Sport Commitment Questionnaire (SCQ), elaborated by Scanlan, Simons, Carpenter, Schmidt y Keeler (1993), in a version translated into Spanish bySousa, Torregrosa, Viladrich, Villamarín y Cruz (2007), and Fox and Corbin's (1999) Physical Self-Questionnaire (C-PSQ), using the version of Moreno, Cervelló, Vera y Ruiz (2007) aimed at young people and translated into Spanish. The results showed significant differences among the distinct levels of competitiveness as well as two behavioural profiles: the first one characterised by more self-determined behaviour (intrinsic motivation, sport commitment, sport enjoyment, involvement opportunities, competence, self-confidence...) and the second one distinguished by less adaptive behaviour (extrinsic motivation, amotivation, social constraints, attractive body...).

Keywords : Motivation; sport commitment; physical self-concept; adolescent; soccer.

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