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The purpose of this study was to examine and investigate the various motivational factors influencing youth participation in sport and also to assess there the relative impact of positive and negative feedback on performance. A total of 20 males and 20 females (N=40) from a middle school (class Seven and Eight) participated in the study. Each of the subjects responded to modified version of the sport Motivational Scale. (SMS: Briere, vallerand, Fortier, Tuson, Blasis and Pelletier. 1995) Subjects also completed multiple running tasks, with the aim of indentifying the effects the effects of different types of feedback. An analysis of the results illustrated that significant difference existed between males receiving positive feedback and the following groups

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