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ERIC Number: EJ1035799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Adolescent Expectancy-Value Motivation, Achievement in Physical Education, and Physical Activity Participation
Zhu, Xihe; Chen, Ang
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v32 n3 p287-304 Jul 2013
This study examined the relation between adolescent expectancy-value motivation, achievements, and after-school physical activity participation. Adolescents (N = 854) from 12 middle schools completed an expectancy-value motivation questionnaire, pre and posttests in psychomotor skill and health-related fitness knowledge tests, and a three-day after-school Physical Activity Recall. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling to test an a priori model. Results revealed that expectancy belief significantly predicted adolescent psychomotor achievement, and that psychomotor achievement was the only direct significant predictor for physical activity participation (p < 0.05). Expectancy belief and task values were not significantly directly associated with adolescent physical activity participation (p > 0 .05). The findings suggested the relation between adolescent expectancy-value motivation and physical activity participation is likely to be mediated by their psychomotor skill achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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