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Ding, Haiyong; Chen, Ang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
There are substantial differences between the Chinese and US education systems. One difference is in the design and use of assessment due to differences in educational policies. This study described the differences in student learning outcomes, instructional approaches, and learner motivation in physical education as consequences of the policies…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Bowles, Richard; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; Murtagh, Elaine – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The provision of regular physical activity opportunities has the potential to have positive health benefits for children. This study used qualitative interviews and focus groups to examine the experiences of two Irish primary school communities as they worked to attain an Active School Flag. The data suggest that engagement in this formal physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Behavior
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Haerens, Leen; Krijgsman, Christa; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Borghouts, Lars; Cardon, Greet; Aelterman, Nathalie – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Students' knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test is a crucial component of assessment quality. Grounded in self-determination theory, we investigated whether knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test related to students' situational motivation and experienced anxiety during physical education (PE). We also examined whether these…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Stress Variables, Test Anxiety, Student Motivation
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Roure, Cédric; Kermarrec, Gilles; Pasco, Denis – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Previous studies have shown that situational interest, as a primary motivator for students, affects student cognitive engagement. Considering this, the purpose of this study was to examine, within a situated perspective, the effects of situational interest dimensions on students' learning strategies in physical education. A total of 148…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Grade 10
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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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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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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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Roure, Cédric; Pasco, Denis – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Based on the framework of interest, studies have shown that situational interest possesses strong motivation potential for students in physical education. Understanding how teachers can use situational interest in a classroom context is critical to motivate students. However, such investigations have been exclusively conducted in the United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Task Analysis
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van Dongen, Bonnie; Finn, Tara; Hansen, Vibeke; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Lubans, David; Dally, Kerry – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Adolescent boys living in disadvantaged communities are considered a vulnerable group at risk for developing obesity and associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type-2 diabetes. While short-term health promotion programmes often produce effective results during the implementation of the intervention, according…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Self Determination
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review on the motivational processes in a Sport Education curriculum model among high school-aged students using self-determination theory and achievement goal theory as theoretical frameworks. Literature for analysis was searched through electronic databases including Academic Research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Athletics
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Perlman, Dana; Caputi, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of Sport Education on the constructs that facilitate amotivation. A total of 78 amotivated secondary students were engaged in a 15-lesson unit of badminton taught using the Sport Education or skill-drill-game approach. Constructs that facilitate amotivation were assessed using the Amotivation…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, Physical Education, Secondary School Students
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Leonetti, Melissa; Zhu, Xihe; Chen, Senlin – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This study examined the effects of using "Physical Best" lessons to promote adolescent energy balance knowledge and task values. Seventh graders (N = 90) were randomly assigned to the experiment and the comparison groups. The experiment group took 10 selected "Physical Best" lessons, while the comparison experienced 10 district…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Sevil, Javier; Abós, Ángel; Aibar, Alberto; Julián, José Antonio; García-González, Luis – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Grounded in Self-Determination Theory and Achievement Goal Theory, the objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an intervention programme on a series of motivational variables in a corporal expression teaching unit. An analysis was also conducted in terms of whether the impact of the intervention would be effective in boys and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Gender Differences, Intervention, Experimental Groups
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Jackson-Kersey, Rachel; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Physical educators have a responsibility to create a learning environment that is viewed as supportive of students' psychological needs and which helps reduce amotivation. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of students' perceived need support on four dimensions of amotivation in physical education (PE) ("deficiency in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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Ralph, Ann Marie; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Investigating the reasons for pre-service teachers (PSTs) who choose to undertake a physical education teacher education (PETE) programme can inform teacher educators on how best to define teaching tasks, organize knowledge relevant to student learning and shape the perceptions of PSTs about teaching and learning (Calderhead, 1987). In this study,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Investigations
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