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Assisting preservice teachers toward more motivationally supportive instruction

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of an intervention grounded in Self-Determination Theory on preservice teachers' instructional behaviors and the motivational responses of their students. A total of 62 preservice physical education teachers enrolled in a secondary physical education content and methods course were randomly assigned to either a treatment (n = 31) or a control group (n = 31). The study employed a pretest/posttest design and data were collected through: (a) observation of preservice teachers' instruction, (b) a survey measuring preservice teachers' perceptions of their autonomy support, and (c) a survey measuring secondary students' motivation. Data analysis used repeated-measures ANOVAs to examine differences between the groups. Results indicated significant changes in autonomy-support for both teachers and students exposed to the intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Perlman, D. (2015). Assisting preservice teachers toward more motivationally supportive instruction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34 (1), 119-130.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84925219428

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1520

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 119

End Page


  • 130

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of an intervention grounded in Self-Determination Theory on preservice teachers' instructional behaviors and the motivational responses of their students. A total of 62 preservice physical education teachers enrolled in a secondary physical education content and methods course were randomly assigned to either a treatment (n = 31) or a control group (n = 31). The study employed a pretest/posttest design and data were collected through: (a) observation of preservice teachers' instruction, (b) a survey measuring preservice teachers' perceptions of their autonomy support, and (c) a survey measuring secondary students' motivation. Data analysis used repeated-measures ANOVAs to examine differences between the groups. Results indicated significant changes in autonomy-support for both teachers and students exposed to the intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Perlman, D. (2015). Assisting preservice teachers toward more motivationally supportive instruction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34 (1), 119-130.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84925219428

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1520

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 119

End Page


  • 130

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States