The association between motivation in school physical education and self-reported physical activity during Finnish junior high school : a self-determination theory approach

Jaakkola, Timo, Washington, Tracy L., & Yli-Piipari, Sami (2013) The association between motivation in school physical education and self-reported physical activity during Finnish junior high school : a self-determination theory approach. European Physical Education Review.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate the role of motivational climates, perceived competence and motivational regulations as antecedents of self-reported physical activity during junior high school years. The participants included 237 Finnish students (101 girls, 136 boys) that were 13 years old at the first stage of the study. Students completed the motivational climate and perceived competence questionnaires at Grade 7, motivation towards physical education questionnaire at Grade 8, and self-reported physical activity questionnaire at Grade 9. A path analysis revealed a path from task-involving motivational climate via perceived competence and intrinsic motivation to self-reported physical activity. Perceived competence and intrinsic motivation were statistically significant mediators between task-involving motivational climate and self-reported physical activity. This finding supports the four-stage causal sequence model of motivation.

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ID Code: 58832
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online before print December 6, 2012
DOI: 10.1177/1356336X12465514
ISSN: 1356-336X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 08 Apr 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:41

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