ERIC Number: EJ734274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Perceived Autonomy Support in Physical Education and Leisure-Time Physical Activity: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of the Trans-Contextual Model
Hagger, Martin S.; Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D.; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Wang, C. K. John; Baranowski, Jaroslaw
Journal of Educational Psychology, v97 n3 p376-390 Aug 2005
This study tested the replicability and cross-cultural invariance of a trans-contextual model of motivation across 4 samples from diverse cultures. The model proposes a motivational sequence in which perceived autonomy support (PAS) in physical education (PE) predicts autonomous motivation, intentions, and behavior in a leisure-time (LT) physical activity context. High-school pupils from Britain, Greece, Poland, and Singapore completed measures of PAS and autonomous motives in a PE context. Goodfitting path-analytic models supported the main hypotheses of the trans-contextual model in the British, Greek, and Singaporean samples. PAS in PE had significant total effects on autonomous motives in LT, except in the Polish sample. The effect of autonomous motives in LT on physical activity intentions and behavior was mediated by theory of planned behavior constructs in all samples. Results supported the main hypotheses of the trans-contextual model across cultures, although the effect of PAS was not pervasive in the Polish sample.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Leisure Time, High School Students, Path Analysis, Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Greece; Poland; Singapore; United Kingdom (Great Britain)