RELATIONSHIP OF ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF
SOCCER PLAYERS OF TRIPURA
Dr. Sudip Das
Motivation is one of the most essential elements of human personality. It helps shape and directs a person’s activity to be termed as a more or a less dynamic personality. Aim of the study is to determine the relationship of achievement motivation to the performance of soccer players of Tripura. 64 soccer players (men) were randomly selected from Tripura and all are national represented players of Tripura. Sports Achievement Motivation Test by M. L. Kamlesh (1990) has been selected to fulfill the desire purpose. Necessary instructions required before answering the questionnaire were explained to the subjects. Descriptive statistics were used to study the level of achievement motivation of soccer players. Further to determine the relationship between achievement motivation and soccer performance, Pearson’s product moment method was used and level of significant was set at 0.05. The result of the study reveals that there is a significant relationship between achievement motivation and performance of soccer players. Achievement motivation and performance of soccer players was found significant because all the players are national participant and they have the courage to perform better to uplift their performance.
Keyword: Achievement Motivation, Interest, Encouragement and Soccer.
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