THE PSYCHOLOGY AND MOTIVATION OF THE JUNIOR BADMINTON ATHLETE IN THE COMPETITION
To gain the athletes achievements is not an easy process for sport athletes. One of the main challenges is the psychological and motivational aspects of the athletes as they are lack of confidence in performing during matches, therefore they sometimes cannot show the best performance and can hinder the achievement of athletes. Various research to find out the influence of motivational and psychological aspects, including age, experience of competition, and number of weekly exercises. This research uses the descriptive quantitative method. Participants consists of 45 junior athletes in Malang, Indonesia. Data analysis was performed using SPSS windows 2016. The results of the study found significant differences in the aspects of psychology with age (sig.0.034), aspects of psychology with experience of competing (sig. 0.039) and aspects of psychology with the number of weekly exercises (sig. 0.040). The study also shows the results of motivation with age (sig. 0.032), aspects of motivation with the experience of competing (sig. 0.000), aspects of motivation with the number of weekly exercises (sig. 0.020). The conclusion is that there are significant differences between psychological and motivation aspects based on age, experience of competing, and the amount of training of junior badminton athletes. In addition, there are differences in psychology and motivation based on indicators of age, experience of competing, and the number of weekly exercises of junior badminton athletes.