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ERIC Number: EJ909398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Promoting Enjoyment in Girls' Physical Education: The Impact of Goals, Beliefs, and Self-Determination
Wang, C. K. John; Liu, W. C.
European Physical Education Review, v13 n2 p145-164 Jun 2007
This study examined the network of relationships between sport ability beliefs, achievement goals, self-determination and female students' enjoyment in school physical education (PE). Female secondary students (n = 343) from a single-sex secondary school in Singapore participated in the survey. They were assessed on sport ability beliefs, goal orientations, relative autonomy, perceived competence and enjoyment in PE. The findings established that incremental belief predicted task orientation. In addition, relative autonomy, task orientation and perceived competence had strong and direct impact on enjoyment. Overall, the present study offers some insightful thoughts for promoting enjoyment for girls in PE and physical activity. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore