This study focuses on team achievement goals and performance outcomes in interdependent sports teams. Team achievement goals reflect shared motivational states that exist exclusively at the team level. In a survey among 310 members of 29 premier-league field-hockey teams, team-level performance-approach, performance-avoidance, mastery-approach, and mastery-avoidance achievement goals explained 69% of the overall variance in team performance and 16% after controlling for previous performance. Teams performed better to the extent they were more approach- and less avoidance oriented in terms of both mastery and performance, although mastery-approach goals related to early-season team performance rather than predicting later changes in team performance.

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Keywords achievement goals, goal orientation, sports teams, team performance
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/1046496420913119, hdl.handle.net/1765/127045
Journal Small Group Research: an international journal of theory, investigation and application
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Citation
van Mierlo, H, & van Hooft, E.A.J. (2020). Team Achievement Goals and Sports Team Performance. Small Group Research: an international journal of theory, investigation and application. doi:10.1177/1046496420913119