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Relationships between physical education students' motivational profiles, enjoyment, state anxiety, and self-reported physical activity

Yli-piipari, Sami and Watt, Anthony P and Jaakkola, Timo and Liukkonen, Jarmo and Nurmi, Jari-Erik (2009) Relationships between physical education students' motivational profiles, enjoyment, state anxiety, and self-reported physical activity. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8. pp. 327-336. ISSN 1303-2968

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze motivational profiles based on the self-determination theory (Deci and Ryan, 2000) and how these profiles are related to physical education students’ enjoyment, state anxiety, and physical activity. The participants, 429 sixth grade students (girls = 216; boys = 213) completed SMS, Sport Enjoyment Scale, PESAS, and Physical Activity Scale. Cluster analyses identified two motivational profiles: 1) the “High motivation profile”, in which the students had high intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and low levels of amotivation, and 2) the “Low motivation profile”, in which the students had low intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and low levels of amotivation. The students in the first cluster enjoyed physical education more and were physically more active. The results revealed that students may be motivated towards physical education lessons both intrinsically and extrinsically, and still experience enjoyment in physical education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18906, self-determination, cluster analysis, motivation, anxiety, behavioural
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 03:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 22:30
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4719
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