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Mouratidis, Athanasios; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness represents the basic nutriments for humans' optimal functioning. It also postulates that with greater the degree to which these three needs are equally satisfied, the quality of motivation is further enhanced. Yet, this premise has remained…
Descriptors: Need Gratification, Motivation, Physical Education, Adolescents
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Kypraios, Nikolaos; Papageorgiou, George; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, students' understanding of chemical changes was investigated in relation to four individual differences, related to logical thinking, field dependence/independence, convergence and divergence thinking. The study took place in Greece with the participation of students (n = 374) from three grades (8th, 10th and 12th grades) of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tsitsipis, Georgios; Papageorgiou, George – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter, the collective properties and physical changes, such as melting, evaporation, boiling and condensation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items were investigated. In addition,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Evaluation, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry