Motivational Climate and Students’ Emotional Experiences and Effort in Physical Education

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Liukkonen, Jarmo, Barkoukis, Vassilis, Watt, Anthony P and Jaakkola, Timo (2010) Motivational Climate and Students’ Emotional Experiences and Effort in Physical Education. The Journal of Educational Research , 103 (5). pp. 295-308. ISSN 0022-0671 (print) 1940-0675 (online)


The aim of the study was to examine the impact of a self-determined motivational climate including support of autonomy, relatedness, task involvement, and ego-involving climate on students’ affective responses and effort in physical education. The sample involved 338 sixth-grade students (11–12 years old) who completed a questionnaire battery incorporating measures of motivational climate, enjoyment, trait anxiety in physical education, and effort. The results of the reliability and confirmatory factor analyses supported the psychometric properties of the measures. Multiple regression path analysis results indicated that task-involving climate, autonomy, and relatedness support had more positive influences on pupils’ affective responses in comparison to an ego-involving climate.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/00220670903383044
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Keywords ResPubID21415, anxiety, enjoyment, effort, motivational climate, physical education
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