The project will be conducted through a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods in a multiphase mixed methods design built on exploratory sequential and embedded QUAN (qual) designs.
1) A qualitative retrospective study of professional performers` experience of the interaction between past learning environments and personal motivational dispositions in ballet, classical music and sport.
2) An exploratory cross- sectional study of performers` motivational profiles and perceived motivational climate within different learning environments.
3) A longitudinal study of the interaction between performers` motivational profiles and the motivational climate in the learning context.
4) A qualitative in –depth study to examine the performers` experiences of the motivational process within different learning context.
Project participants: students from Oslo National Academy of the arts, bachelorprogram in classical ballet (age 15-19), students from Barrat Due Musikkinstitutt, project young talents (age 15-19 år) and athletes form Norwegian top sport colleges (NTG).