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ERIC Number: EJ968127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
"Am I Able? Is It Worth It?" Adolescent Girls' Motivational Predispositions to School Physical Education: Associations with Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
Fairclough, Stuart; Hilland, Toni; Stratton, Gareth; Ridgers, Nicola
European Physical Education Review, v18 n2 p147-158 Jun 2012
The study purpose was to investigate predictive associations between adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to physical education (PE) and habitual physical activity. Two hundred girls (age 13.1 [plus or minus] 0.6 years) completed the Physical Education Predisposition Scale and the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children. ANCOVAs revealed that girls with the highest Perceived PE Worth and Perceived PE Ability scores were the most habitually active groups (p less than 0.0001). Significant predictors of physical activity identified by hierarchical regression were Perceived PE Ability and body mass index, which accounted for 17% and 3% of variance, respectively. As Perceived PE Ability was strongly associated with physical activity, the correlates of this construct should be further established to inform future school and PE-based interventions. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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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)