H. Atta, Z. Iqbal, M. Mushtaq


The purpose of the current research is to explore the difference in the achievement Motivation level between male and female basketball players of Pakistan. The Achievement motivation is one of the types of motivation, which resolves around athlete’s persistence in the face of failure, willingness to approach the success, and experience of pride after the task accomplishment. People, who are achievement motivated, are very wise in their goal setting, they set moderate to difficult goals. The Sports Orientation questionnaire (SOQ) developed by Gill & Deeter (1988) was used to investigate the answer of “which gender has more achievement motivation for basketball at intervarsity level”. A total of 150 university level male & female students have voluntarily participated in the present research study. For statistical procedure, independent t-test at the set level of significance 0.05 was used to test the hypothesis. The Findings showed no consequential difference in the achievement motivation and mean score of male and female university level basketball players.


Achievement Motivation, Gender, Basketball players

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