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ERIC Number: EJ811992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
The Development of a Goal Orientation in Exercise Measure (Goem)
Petherick, Caroline; Markland, David
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v12 n2 p55-71 Apr 2008
The aim of this research was to develop an exercise-related goal orientation measure in an attempt to further researchers' and practitioners' current understanding of individuals' motivation to exercise for health and recreational purposes. The Goal Orientation in Exercise Measure (GOEM) was developed to assess individuals' proneness to endorse task or ego goals. Participants included 372 males and females from 16 recreational physical activity clubs in Southeast England. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the two-factor model and demonstrated invariance between sexes. Internal consistency for task and ego subscales was .78 and .88, respectively, while correlations between the goal orientations and behavioral regulations (Markland & Tobin, 2004) served to provide initial evidence for the construct validity of the measure. The development of the GOEM may allow for a broader understanding of the motivational processes implicated in exercise-related domains. Appended are: (1) Initial 21-item GOEM. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)