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Liu, Jing Dong; Chung, Pak-Kwong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: to examine the motivational profiles of secondary school students in physical education classes, and to examine the associations between the students' motivational profile characteristics and positive and negative affective experiences. Methods: A total of 1,570 students from Hong Kong were invited…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Correlation
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Liu, Jing Dong; Chung, Pak-Kwong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The current study presents the development process and initial validation of a measure designed for assessing psychological needs thwarting (frustration) in a secondary school physical education context (Psychological Needs Thwarting Scale in Physical Education, PNTSPE). Secondary school students (grades 7-9) from Hong Kong (N = 1258) were invited…
Descriptors: Chinese, Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Secondary School Students
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Physical activity engagement during physical education is important for many reasons, including developing physical fitness and movement skills and promoting health. Much more is known about physical activity in elementary than secondary schools. We examined physical activity and how it was influenced by instructor-related and environmental…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Foreign Countries
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Physical activity (PA) during physical education is important for health purposes and for developing physical fitness and movement skills. To examine PA levels and how PA was influenced by environmental and instructor-related characteristics, we assessed children's activity during 368 lessons taught by 105 physical education specialists in 42…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness