Testing the model of motivational climate, goal orientations, expectancy beliefs, task values in school physical education, and associated links to light- to vigorous-intensity physical activity

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the model of motivational climate, goal orientations, expectancy beliefs, task values, and associated links to light- to vigorous-intensity physical activity in order to understand the social-cognitive motivational processes in physical education. The results mainly supported existing suggestions of Vallerand's hierarchical model of motivation, since task-involving motivational climate mediated by expectancy beliefs was linked to light-intensity physical activity. An unexpected finding was that task-involving motivational climate in physical education directly related only with light-intensity activity. The present findings support the task-involving teaching methods in physical education to promote children's total physical activity, especially light-intensity activity through beliefs about ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-427
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Psychology
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Physical activity
  • Physical education
  • The achievement goal theory
  • The expectancy-value theory
  • The hierarchical model of motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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