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ERIC Number: EJ1019196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Amotivation in Physical Education: Relationships with Physical Self-Concept and Teacher Ratings of Attainment
Jackson-Kersey, Rachel; Spray, Christopher
European Physical Education Review, v19 n3 p289-301 Oct 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Amotivation Inventory in Physical Education (AI-PE). In addition, the study sought to identify the relationships between students' amotivation, physical self-concept, and teacher ratings of National Curriculum attainment levels in PE. Students ("N" = 510) from a secondary school in South-East England participated in the study by completing a questionnaire during their scheduled PE lesson. Confirmatory factor analysis provided support for the factorial validity of the four-dimensional model of amotivation. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted on a sub-sample of students with moderate to high levels of amotivation in PE ("n" = 164). The results showed that both physical self-concept (negatively) and attainment (positively) were predicted by students' deficient ability beliefs. Overall, the findings support the multidimensionality of amotivation and its association with important outcomes in PE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)