IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(2): 139-143 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.213

The Effects of Motor Coordination Error Duration on Reaction Time and Motivational Achievement Tasks among Young Romanian Psychology Students

Mihai Aniţei and Mihaela Chraif
Abstract—Present study is focused on highlighting the effects of motor coordination error duration on reaction time to multiple stimuli, on motivation from competition and on motivation from personal goals among young psychology students. Method: the participants were 65 undergraduate students, aged between 19 and 24 years old (m= 21.65; S.D. = 1.49), 32 male and 33 female, all from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania. Instruments were the Determination test, the Objective Achievement Motivation Test, and the two hand coordination test. Results: The first and sixth hypotheses were confirmed. According to these findings, there are statistically significant overall mean error duration differences in motivation from competition in young psychology students (t=2.13; p=0.037<0.05) and there are statistically significant overall mean error duration differences in correct reactions to multiple stimuli in young psychology students (t=2.0001; p=0.049<0.05). Future research on motivation from competition and on motivation from personal goals should relate anxiety level motivation achievement and performance impairment in competition.

Index Terms—Aspiration level, motivation from personal goals, motivation from competition, incorrect reactions to the stimuli.

M. Aniţei is with the Doctoral School, Coordinator of Experimental Psychology Laboratory Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, President of Collegium of Psychologists, Romania (e-mail: anitei_mihai@yahoo.com). M. Chraif is with the Work and Transportation Psychology Laboratory, Coordinator of Master program “Management of training psychologists in work, transportation and services psychology” Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania (e-mail: mihaelapopa14@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Mihai Aniţei and Mihaela Chraif, "The Effects of Motor Coordination Error Duration on Reaction Time and Motivational Achievement Tasks among Young Romanian Psychology Students," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 139-143, 2013.

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