ERIC Number: EJ1031058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Do Choices in Physical Education Enhance Students' Autonomous Motivation, Perceived Autonomy Support, and Physical Activity Levels?
Batia, Abigail S.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n9 p21 2013
This study examined whether students in an intervention group, who were given choices within physical education (PE), reported greater autonomous motivation, more favorable perceptions of autonomy support, and displayed higher in-class physical activity (PA) levels than those in a control group. It was hypothesized that there would be marked differences between a PE program defined by student choice and a more traditional teacher-centered PE program. It was proposed that students provided with choices would report higher autonomous contextual motivation, experience greater perceived autonomy support and also achieve higher PA levels during their PE class.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Personal Autonomy, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Curriculum, Control Groups, Intervention, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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