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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2023.050705.

Research progress of self-determination theory in the field of sports learning motivation


Liu Yefan

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Liu Yefan

College of Physical Education, Hunan University of Technology, Zhuzhou, China, 412000


Motivation is one of the most fruitful fields in sports and exercise psychology. As a relatively new motivation theory, Self-determination Theory (SDT) is widely used in the study of sports learning motivation, but there are also many problems. In this paper, the basic framework of SDT is listed by combing the domestic and foreign literatures, and then the related research on the four branches of theory and sports learning motivation is summarized, so as to sort out the research status and existing problems of SDT in the field of sports learning motivation in China. Finally, the shortcomings in this research field are summarized at the end of the article, and the future development space is prospected.


Self-Determination Theory; Sports Learning Motivation; Basic Psychological Needs

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Liu Yefan. Research progress of self-determination theory in the field of sports learning motivation. Frontiers in Sport Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 25-30. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2023.050705.


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