This article examines and analyzes the problem of the influence of expectations on the formation of motivation of athletes. The research was carried out using a questionnaire. On its basis it was concluded that expectations in most cases have a positive effect on the motivation of athletes. There is also a high correlation between personal and social expectations. The main proposals have been formed in order to increase the level of motivation among athletes. The article was prepared within the framework of a planned study of the academic discipline “Methods and Methodology of Sociological Research”.
Key words: expectations, motivation, case study, personal expectations, social expectations.
Citation link: A.S. Stoyanov, K.G. Spitsyna Expectations as a factor in motivating an athlete // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2022. – № 1 (22). – P. 86-97.