NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1065848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
Motivation and Affective Outcomes of Physical Education: Implications for Heath Education
Reppa, Glykeria P.
Science Education International, v18 n3 p217-233 Sep 2007
Enjoyment and mood affection are considered to be main targets of intervention to promote physical activity (PA). Health education based on PA is seeking to explore the factors that affect children to foster and retain healthy habits. This study recognizes that the teaching methodology is crucial and attempts to investigate the effect two different teaching approaches have on affective variables, such as, enjoyment, mood and intention. The indirect method ("The Guided Discovery Style") and the direct one ("The Command Style") were implemented. A two way repeated measures ANOVA indicated that there is a statistically significant interaction between the enjoyment and the indirect method, while the impact on mood was insignificant but noticeable. Intention to participate in similar lessons after school curriculum found to be independent of the methods. Thus, the direct method seems to have the potential of a powerful tool to promote PA. Implications for health education are also discussed.
International Council of Associations for Science Education. Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Education, Buca, Izmir 35150, Turkey. Tel: +90-532-4267927; Fax: +90-232-4204895; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A