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ERIC Number: EJ966117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Feedback after Good versus Poor Trials Affects Intrinsic Motivation
Badami, Rokhsareh; VaezMousavi, Mohammad; Wulf, Gabriele; Namazizadeh, Mahdi
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v82 n2 p360-364 Jun 2011
Participation in sports can play many educational roles in students' personal development. However, studies have reported that interest and participation in physical education gradually declines with age (Papaioannou, 1997). Therefore, it is important to examine factors that affect students' motivation for participation in sports and physical education. Students may engage in physical activity for a variety of reasons, including a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motives. A factor that may affect intrinsic motivation is physical educators' behavior. By providing learners with feedback about their strengths and weaknesses, physical educators may modify learners' interpretation of their ability and situational intrinsic motivation. While research on instructional behaviors and students' motivation has provided the authors with valuable information, there is a significant limitation. In this study, the authors followed up on these issues by examining whether the type of feedback learners receive about their performance can affect their intrinsic motivation. (Contains 1 table.)
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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: Iran