ERIC Number: EJ1213182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Children/Adolescents with Visual Impairments' Physical Literacy: A Preliminary Investigation of Autonomous Motivation
Brian, Ali; Meester, An De; Klavina, Aija; Irwin, J. Megan; Taunton, Sally; Pennell, Adam; Lieberman, Lauren J.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v38 n2 p155-161 Apr 2019
Physical literacy refers to the confidence, competence, motivation, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities throughout the lifespan. Little is known regarding the physical literacy of children/adolescents with visual impairments (VIs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of autonomous motivation in children/adolescents with VI (N = 41) from Latvia and the United States. A secondary aim was to explore differential effects of the country regarding all variables of interest. Methods: Within this preliminary investigation, levels of perceived motor competence, competence satisfaction, and autonomous motivation were captured in children/adolescents with VI located in Latvia and the United States. Results: Competence satisfaction and perceived motor competence significantly predicted autonomous motivation regardless of location. Significant differences regarding country occurred for competence satisfaction and autonomous motivation. Discussion/Conclusion: Implications for cultivating physical literacy for children/adolescents with VI involve strategies for physical educators focusing on fostering motivation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Children, Adolescents, Visual Impairments, Physical Activities, Literacy, Student Motivation, Psychomotor Skills, Competence, Physical Education, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia; United States