ATHLETIC MOTIVATION INVENTORY (AMI)

a self-report inventory commonly used to assess 11 personality traits that are statistically associated with successful athletic performance: aggressiveness, reachability, conscientiousness, determination, drive, emotional control, guilt proneness, leadership, mental toughness, self-confidence, and trust. Originally published in the 1960s, the AMI consists of 190 sports-specific statements, to which participants respond using a multiple-choice format. See also sport personality debate, [developed by U.S. psychologist Thomas A. Tutko (1931- ), Leland P. Lyon, and U.S. psychologist Bruce C. Ogilvie (1920-2003)1

ATHLETIC MOTIVATION INVENTORY (AMI): "A person was administered the Athletic Motivation Inventory in order to assess whether or not they possessed the traits most commonly associated with winning athletes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATHLETIC MOTIVATION INVENTORY (AMI)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/athletic-motivation-inventory-ami/ (accessed June 20, 2020).
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