Porpose:The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of perceived motivational Climate in predicting the goal orientation of elite and non-elite taekwondo players.
Methods: This study was descriptive-correlational, and its statistical population was all elite and Nonelite taekwondo players in isfahan city. According to the population size, 300 samples wite an age mean of 25.1 were selected based on Morgan table. Questionnaires of demographic information, goal orientation in sport (Duda, et al., 1992) and perceived motivational Climate in sport (Seifri, 1992) were distributed among 150 elite taekwondo player and the same number among non-elite taekwondo player as available in selected clubs and were collected after completion. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression.
Results: The results showed that in elite taekwondo players goal orientation had a significant relationship with task orientations (r=0.692, P=0.001) and Perceived Motivational Climate (r=0.420, P=0.001) and respectively predicted 47.5% and 2.7% of their goal orientation. in non-elite taekwondo player, goal orientation had a significant relationship with ego orientation (r= 0.522, p= 0.001) and predicted 26.8% of goal orientation.
Conclusion: Overall, the results showed that the perceived motivational Climate had a more effective role in predicting the goal orientation of elite taekwondo than non-elite taekwondo player.