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ERIC Number: EJ1049384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Setting Goals for Achievement in Physical Education Settings
Baghurst, Timothy; Tapps, Tyler; Kensinger, Weston
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n1 p27-33 2015
Goal setting has been shown to improve student performance, motivation, and task completion in academic settings. Although goal setting is utilized by many education professionals to help students set realistic and proper goals, physical educators may not be using goal setting effectively. Without incorporating all three types of goals and moderating for goal commitment, self-efficacy, feedback, task difficulty, and satisfaction, student performance and development may be limited. However, appropriately including goal setting in physical education will help students create goals that can enhance their task motivation and ultimately help them improve their physical and developmental skills. The purpose of this article is to provide a rationale for setting goals, as well as practical suggestions for physical education educators wishing to utilize goal setting with their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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