Motivation, passion and flow in Norwegian sport high schools: a longitudinal study
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The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between Cognitive Evaluation Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985), The Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003) and Flow experience within sport domain. Athletes from four Norwegian Sport High Schools (N=95) presenting both genders and thirteen different sports participated in a longitudinal design study. The data collections were conducted with one year interval. Analyses showed a strong link between intrinsic motivation, harmonious passion and flow experience. Extrinsic motivation and obsessive passion partial related positively to flow. The data indicated some similarities and differences among genders development. Changes in intrinsic motivation were the strongest positive predictor explaining changes in flow. The implications of the study have practical impacts and important contribution to theory, on motivation, passion and flow.
Masteroppgave - Norges idrettshøgskole, 2011