achievement orientation

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Max Weber (1864—1920) German economist and sociologist


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The motive state of an athlete in an achievement situation; for example, whether the athlete is motivated out of a fear of failure or from a desire to succeed. Achievement orientation is influenced by a number of factors, including the individual's emotional state, the specific task being undertaken, and the environment in which the task is being performed.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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