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Title: Value orientations associated with the pursuit of sports excellence in junior colleges and centralized institutes
Authors: Aplin, Nick, 1952-
Issue Date: Nov-1995
Citation: Aplin, N. (1995, November). Value orientations associated with the pursuit of sports excellence in junior colleges and centralized institutes. Paper presented at the Ninetieth Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify which general values can be associated with the achievement of success in sport. 687 students from 7 Junior Colleges and 2 Centralized Institutes in Singapore completed an inventory based the universal values instrument devised by Schwartz and Bilsky (1987, 1990) and Schwartz (1992). Male and female students were grouped according to perceived achievement in their preferred sport. Two broad categories of performance were utilized to provide comparisons. Students who had solely represented their college or institute at the various Schools National Championships were compared with those who had achieved the distinction of being awarded zone or national colours, or who had been selected to represent their respective Combined Schools teams. Preliminary findings indicated that ‘self-transcendence’ values such as friendship and equality are ranked highly by both groups. Distinctions between males and females are apparent when considering values associated with the pursuit of individual interests. ‘Self-enhancement’, which is linked with such values as power, stimulation and self-direction, is ascribed greater priority by the higher achievers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14766
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