A Study of Youth Volleyball Players’ Participation Motivation and Relate Elements*

  • Howard Z. Zeng Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • Wen-Yan Meng Education Research Institution of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing

Abstract

The present study examined the essential factors that truly motivated youth athletes participated in Volleyball practices and competitions using the Adapted Questionnaire of Volleyball Athlete’s Motivation-Chinese Version. Participants were 92 youth volleyball athletes (age 14-17) from 15 schools of Nanjing City, China. Data analysis was done by a 2 Gender (boy or girl) x 2 Education-levels (high-school or middle-school) x 2 School-types (sport-school or regular-school) multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Findings included: the top five higher scores from the 19 RFs were: RF1 “Technical-content and unique-value” M ± SD = 4.30 ± .83; RF17 “For extraordinary-skills” M ± SD = 4.24 ± 1.04; R3 “For health” M ± SD = 4.11 ± 1.02; RF12 “Improve own-literacy” M ± SD = 4.00 ±1.26; RF9 “become healthier” M ± SD = 3.58 ±1.13. These RFs possess significant higher impact on the participants’ motivations. The results of the MANOVA revealed that: two out of three independent variables reached meaningful significantly difference level (p < .00), wherein in ‘Gender’ aspect, Λ = .37, F = 5.92 with boys athletes’ motivation score significantly higher (p < .00) than the girls athletes; (2) in ‘School-types’ aspect, Λ = .24, F =11.17 with sport-school players’ motivation score significantly higher (p < .00) than the regular-school players.

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Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
ZENG, Howard Z.; MENG, Wen-Yan. A Study of Youth Volleyball Players’ Participation Motivation and Relate Elements*. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. 2424-2435, sep. 2017. ISSN 2321-1091. Available at: <http://cirworld.com/index.php/jssr/article/view/6300>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v11i2.6300.
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