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González-Cutre, David; Sicilia, Álvaro – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Novelty has recently been suggested as a potential basic psychological need within self-determination theory. Taking into account the lack of research on this new construct, the purpose of this study was to show the role of novelty satisfaction in physical education, analyzing its relations with some outcomes that are relevant for academic…
Descriptors: Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Physical Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction
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Wilhelmsen, Terese; Sørensen, Marit – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, we describe the physical education (PE)-related home-school collaboration as experienced by parents of children with disabilities. We further explore which conditions parents experienced as either promoting or inhibiting the collaborative relationship and how they became involved in school activities to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students
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Holt, Anne-Didde; Smedegaard, Søren; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Skovgaard, Thomas; Christiansen, Lars Breum – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Physical activity at school can be beneficial to children's psychosocial well-being. To realise this potential, a school environment that supports physical activity is crucial. Self-Determination Theory provides the basis for one approach, namely to focus on pupils' need to feel competent, autonomous and related. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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Di Battista, Rossana; Robazza, Claudio; Ruiz, Montse C.; Bertollo, Maurizio; Vitali, Francesca; Bortoli, Laura – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Grounded in achievement goal theory and basic psychological needs theory, the aim of this study was to examine the impact of the interaction of perceived motivational climate in physical education with psychological needs satisfaction (relatedness, competence and autonomy) and psychobiosocial states on student intention to engage in leisure-time…
Descriptors: Intention, Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Leung, Ka-Man; Chung, Pak-Kwong; Kim, Seungmo – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This study (a) presented a structural model for examining how parents' perceptions of their children's competence, exercise benefits, exercise barriers and neighbourhood safety influenced parental support and their children's physical activity (PA) and (b) examined the mediating effect of parental support on children's PA. Parents of 478 children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Competence, Exercise
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Lleixà, Teresa; González-Arévalo, Carles; Braz-Vieira, Marcelo – European Physical Education Review, 2016
In 2006, the European Union published its recommendations on competences for lifelong learning. Since then, key competences have been integrated into the official curriculum in Spain. The objectives of the present study are: a) to describe the strategies used most frequently by physical education teachers to incorporate key competences in their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Lifelong Learning
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Mouratidis, Athanasios; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness represents the basic nutriments for humans' optimal functioning. It also postulates that with greater the degree to which these three needs are equally satisfied, the quality of motivation is further enhanced. Yet, this premise has remained…
Descriptors: Need Gratification, Motivation, Physical Education, Adolescents
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Watson, Amanda; Eliott, Jaklin; Mehta, Kaye – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Given the short-and long-term health implications associated with overweight and obesity plus the likelihood of overweight or obesity to continue into adulthood, addressing the causes of overweight and obesity in childhood is a significant public health concern. One underlying cause of overweight and obesity is insufficient physical activity. The…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Body Weight, Physical Activity Level
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Maivorsdotter, Ninitha; Lundvall, Suzanne; Quennerstedt, Mikael – European Physical Education Review, 2014
The aim of this study was to explore physical education teacher education students' meaning-making of participating in lessons--in this case gymnastics and basketball--based on their aesthetic judgements, expressed in written stories. A transactional approach, drawing on the work of John Dewey, was used in the study and the empirical data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Athletics, Team Sports
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Slingerland, Menno; Haerens, Leen; Cardon, Greet; Borghouts, Lars – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Creating environments in physical education (PE) that foster perceived competence and physical activity during gender-mixed game play lessons is a challenge, especially with adolescent girls. This study is a small experiment in one PE lesson that aimed to increase the perceived competence and in-class physical activity in girls, by applying a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Adolescents, Coeducation
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Warburton, Victoria; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between implicit theories of ability and competence perceptions to changes in approach-avoidance goal adoption in two specific activities in the curriculum. Four hundred and thirty pupils, aged 11-15 years, completed measures of approach-avoidance goals, perceived competence and implicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Ability, Competence
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Barnett, Lisa; Cliff, Ken; Morgan, Philip; van Beurden, Eric – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Movement skill competence is important to organised youth physical activity participation, but it is unclear how adolescents view this relationship. The primary aim of this study was to explore adolescents' perception of the relationship between movement skills, physical activity and sport, and whether their perceptions differed according to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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Logan, Samuel; Robinson, Leah; Webster, E. Kipling; Barber, Laura – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe children's engagement during two (high and low) autonomy-based climates. Twenty-five preschool children participated in a nine-week object control skill intervention. Children completed the object control subscale of the Test of Gross Motor Development 2nd Edition and the perceived physical competence…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learner Engagement, Competence, Psychomotor Skills
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Mesquita, Isabel; Farias, Claudio; Hastie, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a hybrid Sport Education-Invasion Games Competence Model (SE-IGCM) unit application on students' improvements in decision making, skill execution and overall game performance, during a soccer season. Twenty-six fifth-grade students from a Portuguese public elementary school participated in a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Decision Making, Grade 5
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Mandigo, James; Holt, Nicholas; Anderson, Andy; Sheppard, Joanna – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The objectives of this study were (a) to examine students' motivational experiences arising from their participation in games lessons based on autonomy-supportive strategies; and (b) to examine the interaction between boys' and girls' motivational experiences across different categories of games. A total of 759 students (380 F, 379 M) from 37…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Games, Personal Autonomy, Gender Differences
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