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A study of self-determined motivation toward physical education among different levels of schooling

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Abstract


  • Educational research is continously examining the changes and progress of students

    throughout their educational career. Understanding student change is a critical element in

    creating learning settings that can meet the diverse needs of students. An area of inquiry

    important to the education, engagement and learning of students is their motivation or

    self-determination. Researchers commonly make an inference that motivation decreases

    as student’s progress throughout their academic career, yet no empirical evidence has

    been gathered to support these claims. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to

    examine the self-determined motivation toward physical education of three different

    groups of students. Data were collected using a cross-sectional longitudinal design,

    whereby 50 students each in grades 7, 9 and 11 were randomly selected for this study

    and completed a survey on motivation toward physical education. Results revealed

    that as students progressed throughout their career, their motivation toward physical

    education decreased.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Perlman, D. (2015). A study of self-determined motivation toward physical education among different levels of schooling. International Journal of Physical Education Health & Sports Sciences, 4 (1), 8-11.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2540&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1541

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Educational research is continously examining the changes and progress of students

    throughout their educational career. Understanding student change is a critical element in

    creating learning settings that can meet the diverse needs of students. An area of inquiry

    important to the education, engagement and learning of students is their motivation or

    self-determination. Researchers commonly make an inference that motivation decreases

    as student’s progress throughout their academic career, yet no empirical evidence has

    been gathered to support these claims. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to

    examine the self-determined motivation toward physical education of three different

    groups of students. Data were collected using a cross-sectional longitudinal design,

    whereby 50 students each in grades 7, 9 and 11 were randomly selected for this study

    and completed a survey on motivation toward physical education. Results revealed

    that as students progressed throughout their career, their motivation toward physical

    education decreased.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Perlman, D. (2015). A study of self-determined motivation toward physical education among different levels of schooling. International Journal of Physical Education Health & Sports Sciences, 4 (1), 8-11.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2540&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1541

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1