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ERIC Number: EJ1074951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
The Relation between Balanced Need Satisfaction and Adolescents' Motivation in Physical Education
Mouratidis, Athanasios; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos
European Physical Education Review, v21 n4 p421-431 Nov 2015
Self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness represents the basic nutriments for humans' optimal functioning. It also postulates that with greater the degree to which these three needs are equally satisfied, the quality of motivation is further enhanced. Yet, this premise has remained relatively underexplored. In this correlational study, we surveyed Greek middle-school students (N = 435; 47.1% males; M[subscript age] = 13.95; SD = 0.85) and investigated to what extent balanced need satisfaction contributes over and above the need satisfaction in the prediction of quality of motivation in physical education contexts. Path analysis showed that need satisfaction along with balanced need satisfaction were linked with autonomous motivation but not with controlled motivation. The present findings imply that balanced satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness can be an additional source of optimal motivation and functioning in physical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece