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Controlling Motivational Strategies: Implications for Sports Coaches

 J. Bartholomew, N. Ntoumanis, and C. Ntoumanis

The Big Idea 

Let’s begin this research review with an illustration.  In sports, there is a difference between players who are merely involved and players who are fully committed.  (You will have to play along here.)  There is an old American illustration pointing out this difference, the difference between being involved and being committed.  Think of a ham and eggs breakfast.  You will notice a real difference between the contributions of the two barn animals.  The chicken is involved.  But the pig?  The...

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