ERIC Number: EJ677421
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Motivational Climates in Ten Teachers' Elementary Physical Education Classes: An Achievement Goal Theory Approach.
Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Solmon, Melinda A.
Elementary School Journal, v104 n1 p71-91 Sep 2003
Achievement goal theory was used as a theoretical framework to identify motivational climates in second- and fourth-grade physical education classes. Findings indicated that the motivational climate was a blending of the mastery and performance approaches, with teachers providing a variety of meaningful activities, recognizing and evaluating students on effort/mastery, and using heterogeneous grouping (characteristics of mastery climate), but also evaluated students publicly and seldom allowed student choice (performance climate). (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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