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Agbuga, Bulent; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Su, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: Framed within self-determination theory, this study examined relationships among perceived instructional choices (cognitive, organizational, and procedural), autonomy need satisfaction, and engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and emotional) among Turkish students in middle school physical education. Methods: Participants consisted of 246…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Physical Education, Self Determination
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Agbuga, Bulent; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
This study used a trichotomous achievement goal model to explore and describe what actually happened in terms of students' achievement goals and disruptive behaviors in an after-school physical activity program. Participants included 158 students in grades 3-6. They completed questionnaires assessing their achievement goals and disruptive…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Achievement, Grade 3, Student Behavior
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Agbuga, Bulent; Xiang, Ping – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Guided by the trichotomous achievement goal framework, the current study examined mastery, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals and their relations to self-reported persistence/effort among Turkish students in secondary physical education. Two hundred twenty-nine students in grades 8 and 11 completed questionnaires assessing their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Persistence, Achievement Need, Questionnaires