Achievement motive and sport participation

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GRÖPEL, Peter, Mirko WEGNER, Julia SCHÜLER, 2016. Achievement motive and sport participation. In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 27, pp. 93-100. ISSN 1469-0292. eISSN 1878-5476. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.08.007

@article{Gropel2016Achie-36604, title={Achievement motive and sport participation}, year={2016}, doi={10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.08.007}, volume={27}, issn={1469-0292}, journal={Psychology of Sport and Exercise}, pages={93--100}, author={Gröpel, Peter and Wegner, Mirko and Schüler, Julia} }

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