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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Brian, Ali; Meester, An De; Klavina, Aija; Irwin, J. Megan; Taunton, Sally; Pennell, Adam; Lieberman, Lauren J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical literacy refers to the confidence, competence, motivation, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities throughout the lifespan. Little is known regarding the physical literacy of children/adolescents with visual impairments (VIs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Children, Adolescents
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Wright, Paul M.; Richards, Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Hemphill, Michael A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Research indicates that physical education can be an effective setting for promoting positive values, attitudes, and behaviors that transfer to other settings. However, there is a lack of instrumentation to assess the cognitive and motivational aspects of the transfer process. Therefore, this study proposed and validated the Transfer of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Transfer of Training, Physical Education, Student Attitudes
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Girard, Stéphanie; St-Amand, Jérôme; Chouinard, Roch – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To assess if high school students' leisure-time physical activity is predicted by their perception of the motivational climate, their perceived competence, and their achievement goals in physical education (PE) and if these variables interact with each other. Methods: A sample of 843 high school students completed self-reported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Fullmer, Matthew O.; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Eggett, Dennis; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between adolescents (N = 124) from physical education classes keeping a daily online leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) record and feelings of competence toward LTPA, motivational profiles toward LTPA, and LTPA behaviors. Method: A repeated measures ANCOVA was used to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Adolescent Attitudes, Profiles
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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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Koka, Andre; Sildala, Heino – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by the conception that amotivation is a multidimensional construct, the present study aimed to evaluate gender as a moderator of relationships between different dimensions of perceived teachers' controlling behavior and amotivation in high school physical education. Method: A total of 419 students (246 girls and 173 boys) completed…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Physical Education
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Layne, Todd; Hinson, Janet; Irwin, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Grounded in the trans-contextual model of motivation framework, this cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of an autonomy supportive physical education (PE) instruction on student motivation and physical activity (PA). Method: The study comprised six middle schools and 408 students (M[subscript age] = 12.29), with primary…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Personal Autonomy, Exercise
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Knowles, Alex; Wallhead, Tristan L.; Readdy, Tucker – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
One of the primary goals of physical education is for students to gain the motivation to continue to be physically active outside of curriculum time. The purpose of this study was to use a case study approach to examine elementary students' responses to Sport Education and how it influenced their choice to participate in the same sports during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Recreational Activities
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Milton, Daniel; Appleton, Paul R.; Bryant, Anna; Duda, Joan L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by Duda's hierarchical conceptualization of the motivational climate that draws from self-determination and achievement goal theories, this study provides initial evidence of the psychometric properties of the Empowering and Disempowering Motivational Climate Questionnaire in physical education (EDMCQ-PE). Method: Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers
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Martínez-López, Emilio J.; Grao-Cruces, Alberto; Zamora-Aguilera, Nestor; De la Torre-Cruz, Manuel J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between Spanish physical education teachers' perceived self-efficacy toward including overweight and obese students and their attitudes toward overweight and obese students. Method: Four hundred and seventy-one physical education teachers filled out questionnaires to assess their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Johnson, Christine E.; Erwin, Heather E.; Kipp, Lindsay; Beighle, Aaron – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
We used achievement goal theory to examine students' physical activity (PA) motivation and physical education (PE) enjoyment. Purposes included: 1) determine whether schools with different pedagogical approaches varied in student perceptions of mastery and performance climate dimensions, enjoyment, and PA; 2) examine gender and grade differences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Chen, Han; Sun, Haichun; Dai, Jun; Griffin, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify gender and body weight differences in Chinese adolescents' perceived expectancy value (EV) motivation in their physical education (PE) class. The study also explored the relationship between EV and adolescents' health-related fitness performances. Method: A group of seventh and eighth graders (N =…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Values, Health Related Fitness
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Garn, Alex C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Multidimensional measurement is a common theme in motivation research because many constructs are conceptualized as having an overarching general factor (e.g., situational interest) and specific dimensions (e.g., attention demand, challenge, exploration intention, instant enjoyment, novelty). This review addresses current issues associated with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Structural Equation Models
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Sun, Haichun; Li, Weidong; Shen, Bo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to review the literature relevant to learning in physical education (PE) according to the self-determination theory (SDT). In this literature review, we first provide an overview of SDT. Second, we discuss students' SDT-related motivational profiles in PE. Third, we illustrate the relationships among students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Theories, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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