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ERIC Number: EJ914501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Motivational Climates, Achievement Goals, and Physical Education Outcomes: A Longitudinal Test of Achievement Goal Theory
Halvari, Hallgeir; Skjesol, Knut; Bagoien, Tor Egil
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n1 p79-104 Feb 2011
The present research tested the longitudinal relations over a school-year between motivational climates, achievement goals, and five physical education outcomes, namely intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, positive attitude, exertion, and attendance in physical education. The results showed that students' mastery goals measured early in the school-year (Time 1) predicted all five physical education outcomes one year later (Time 2), controlling for physical education outcomes at Time 1. Two structural equation change models of climates and goals were also tested: (1) change in mastery climate predicted positively change in mastery goals, which positively predicted physical education outcomes after one year; and (2) distinct performance climate sub-factors, namely changes in normative praise and negative emotional tune, predicted positive changes in performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals, respectively. In turn, change in performance-approach goals predicted positively, and change in performance-avoidance goals predicted negatively, the PE outcomes after one year. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway