An Investigation of Athletes’ Satisfaction towards Teammates and its Relationship with Athletes’ Intrinsic Motivation
Abu Samah, Irza Hanie
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Satisfaction of an athlete is important to indicate intrinsic motivation. Satisfaction is a feeling that rises from the perception, mind and thinking of and individual. Individual satisfaction upon group or teammates somehow may influence on intrinsic motivation. This study was conducted during the National Open Competition Games (Archery) in Malaysia. 139 questionnaires were administered during the games. Findings shows that the majority of respondents have high level on athlete’s satisfaction on teammates with 75.5% (M=3.99, SD=0.68). Respondents also portray high level of intrinsic motivation whereby the percentage is 82.70%, (M=4.16, SD=0.62). The result of the study indicate that there is a significant relationship on athletes’ satisfaction on teammates towards intrinsic motivation (p<0.01, r= 0.428). This interpret that the role of athletes in the team is important towards contributing on other persons intrinsic motivation. Archery is more to individualistic game therefore this study recommended future research on both team and individual sport for strengthening the content of the study.