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Motivation and factors affecting motivation

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This free course explores the term 'motivation' and factors affecting motivation. This includes looking at the most influential theories of motivation that contribute to understanding the causes of motivation. The motivation of sports people and people working in sport and fitness environments are used to help understand the theories presented.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define the term ‘motivation’
  • appreciate different views of how people are motivated
  • apply different theories to an individual’s motivation.

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