n South African Journal of Education - Die verband tussen taak- en egobetrokkenheid en selfverwante faktore in spansport met besondere verwysing na hoërskolerugby

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



In this article we investigate the possible relation between task and ego involvement and factors related to the self of male adolescent rugby players. In task-involved sport participation (high school rugby, in this case), skills development is emphasized, evaluation of achievement is self-referenced, and success is experienced when learning takes place, when a task is mastered, or when there is improvement in the execution of tasks. Success is attributed to effort. In ego-involved sport participation (high-school rugby) objective outcomes are emphasised (e.g. winning), evaluation of achievement is norm based, and success is experienced when own achievements are favourably compared to those of other sport participants. Success is attributed to natural ability. The empirical study showed a positive relation between task-involved high school rugby participation and the global, personal, and social self. A negative relation between ego-involved high school rugby participation and the physical self was found.

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