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ERIC Number: EJ1055500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Student Physical Education Teachers' Well-Being: Contribution of Basic Psychological Needs
Ciyin, Gülten; Erturan-Ilker, Gökçe
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v2 n3 p44-51 Jul 2014
This study adopted Self-Determination Theory tenets and aimed to explore whether student physical education (PE) teachers' satisfaction of the three basic psychological needs independently predicts well-being. 267 Turkish student PE teachers were recruited for the study. Two stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed in which each outcome was regressed on the three psychological need measures. The results confirmed SDT's universality; satisfactions of all three needs were positively correlated with subjective well-being and negatively correlated with loneliness. Relatedness was the strongest predictor of student teachers' well-being whereas autonomy was the strongest predictor of their loneliness. Results are consistent with the SDT tenets which claims satisfactions of autonomy, competence and relatedness contribute to individuals' well-being. The practical implications of this study concerns teacher education programs which should be regulated to inform student teachers about their own psychological needs and well-being and their students' psychological needs and well-being in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A