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Akimova A.Yu., Vasilyeva E.N., Isaeva O.M. (2021). Women in the structure of the Russian Boxing Federation: professional motivation and connection with psychological well-being. National Psychological Journal, [Natsional’nyy psikhologicheskiy zhurnal], 2021, (41)1, 149-159. doi: 10.11621/npj.2021.0112


Background. Russia is the world leader in the number of women who are members of management bodies in top achievements sports. At the same time, the professional motivation of women engaged in boxing activities and its connection with psychological well-being have not yet been object of a special study. However, targeted management of staff motivation could help to increase their professional efficiency, satisfaction with their performance in the professional sphere and, as a result, achieve sustainable psychological well-being.

Objective. To study the peculiarities of professional motivation of women who are employees of the Russian Boxing Federation (RBF), and its connection with psychological well-being.

Design. The survey involved 39 women aged 23 to 59 who hold positions in the FBF. The tools used were: the Questionnaire of professional motivation by E. Desi and R. Ryan (adapted by Osin E., Ivanova T., and Gordeeva T), and the Questionnaire of psychological well-being by K. Riff (adapted and modified by L.V. Zhukovskaya and E.G. Troshikhina).

Results of the study made it possible to determine the attractiveness factors of activities in the FBF: the main ones are “interest in activities,” “opportunities for professional development”, and “team”. Internal professional motivation dominates, which is consistent with the data on the attractiveness of the activities performed in the RBF due to interest in it, the possibility of personal development, a sense of psychological well-being from the process and the results of activities. Positive correlation of autonomous professional motivation with psychological well-being has been established.

Conclusion. The data obtained made it possible to describe the peculiarities of professional motivation of women-employees of the Russian Boxing Federation and its connection with psychological well-being.

Received: 10/24/2020
Accepted: 01/13/2021
Pages: 149-159
DOI: 10.11621/npj.2021.0112

Sections: Clinical psychology;


Keywords: professional motivation; self-determination theory; psychological well-being; boxing; woman in boxing

Available Online 30.03.2021

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Akimova A.Yu., Vasilyeva E.N., Isaeva O.M. (2021). Women in the structure of the Russian Boxing Federation: professional motivation and connection with psychological well-being. National Psychological Journal, [Natsional’nyy psikhologicheskiy zhurnal], 2021, (41)1, 149-159. doi: 10.11621/npj.2021.0112

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