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George, Meredith; Cutner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of acculturation on parents' readings of and expectations for physical education. Method: Participants were 39 parents of pupils enrolled at one public middle school. Data were collected with an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up formal interviews. They were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education
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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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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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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Menendez-Santurio, Jose Ignacio – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess students and teachers' perceptions concerning their participation in an educational kickboxing learning unit based on a hybridization of two pedagogical models: Sport Education and Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility. Method: Seventy-one students and three physical education teachers…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Morales-Belando, Maria Trinidad; Arias-Estero, Jose L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: To determine whether a TGfU intervention improved participants' decision-making, skill execution, game performance, game involvement, game knowledge, enjoyment, perceived competence, and intention to continue practicing sailing. Method: Participants were 19 sailors (age: M = 8.44, SD = 1.24 years old). This study followed a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Decision Making, Skill Development
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De Meester, An; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The goals were to investigate whether extracurricular school-based sports reach students not engaging in community sports and whether extracurricular school-based sports participants are more physically active and/or autonomously motivated toward sports than nonparticipants. Method: 1526 students (48.0% boys; 85.9% Belgian natives; age =…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Community Programs, Physical Activity Level
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Whitley, Meredith A.; Walsh, David; Hayden, Laura; Gould, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Three undergraduate students' experiences in a physical activity-based service learning course are chronicled using narrative inquiry. Method: Data collection included demographics questionnaires, pre- and postservice interviews, reflection journals, postservice written reflections, and participant observations. The data were analyzed…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Physical Activities, Service Learning, Student Participation
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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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Ensign, Julene; Woods, Amelia Mays; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: This study evaluated the teaching effectiveness of six first-year physical educators, three Southwestern and three Midwestern graduates, employing different curricular approaches. Method: Utilizing surveys, interviews, questionnaires, and systematic observations, data were analyzed through a framework of seven essential teaching tasks…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness
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Xiang, Ping; Agbuga, Bülent; Liu, Jiling; McBride, Ron E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Using self-determination theory, this study examined unique contributions of relatedness need satisfaction (to both teachers and peers) to intrinsic motivation and engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and emotional) over and above those of autonomy need satisfaction and competence need satisfaction among Turkish students in secondary school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Prediction
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Haslem, Liz; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Christensen, William F.; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was (a) to test a hypothesized model of motivation within the context of conceptual physical education (CPE), and (b) to explore the strength and directionality of perceived competence for physical activity as a possible mediator for health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity behaviors. High school…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Knowledge Level, Competence, Self Determination
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Su, Xiaoxia; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Liu, Jiling; Thornton, Michael A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
This study examined at-risk boys' social self-efficacy and physical activity self-efficacy within Bandura's self-efficacy framework. A total of 97 boys, aged between 10 and 13 years, attending a summer sports camp completed questionnaires assessing their social self-efficacy, physical activity self- efficacy, prosocial behaviors, and effort.…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Males, Self Efficacy, Physical Activities
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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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