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URN etd-0731118-142556
Author Robin Lee Van Nieuwaal Sootmaker
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Department Institute of Human Resource Management
Year 2017
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Qualitative Study of Professional BMX Street Riders’ Intrinsic Motivation: Exploring Risk Taking, Goal Orientation, and Career Orientation
Date of Defense 2018-07-09
Page Count 275
Keyword
  • Career Orientation
  • Goal Orientation
  • Risk-Taking
  • BMX
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Extreme Sports
  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Abstract Motivation is complex and personal but an integral part of any work domain. Through qualitative open ended interviews this paper explores individuals unique experiences as professional BMX riders. The paper explores how professionals in a lifestyle sport experience risk taking, goal orientation, and career orientation in relation to their understanding of motivations. The paper uses the definitions of Self-Determination Theory to specifically explore the ideas of competency, relatedness, and autonomy. The findings suggest that these individuals are intrinsically motivated to take risks and set goals while placing little value on objective rewards.
    Advisory Committee
  • Linda Chen - chair
  • Carol Lee - co-chair
  • David McConville - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0731118-142556.pdf
  • indicate access worldwide
    Date of Submission 2018-08-31

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