Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology
ISSN 2304-9790 (Print)
ISSN 2541-9013 (Online)

general physical activity

Athlete’s Leading Motivations at the Ascending Stage of Professional Development

The paper presents the results of an empirical study of the motivational sphere of athletes’ personality. The leading motivations for doing sports identified in groups of athletes at pre-professional, professional and super-professional stages of professional development are general physical activity, comfort, social status, social utility, communication. The paper describes the significance of these motivations, analyses and summarizes the differences in how these motivations are expressed in different groups.