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ERIC Number: EJ909641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Intention to Be Physically Active after School Graduation and Its Relationship to Three Types of Intrinsic Motivation
Hein, Vello; Muur, Maret; Koka, Andre
European Physical Education Review, v10 n1 p5-19 Feb 2004
In this article the relationships between three different types of intrinsic motivation and students' intention to be physically active after school graduation were examined. The participants were 400 school children aged 14-18 years. The modified version of SMS was used to measure the three different types of intrinsic motivation. The intention scale as a measurement of physical education outcome to be physically active was specially designed for this study. The data were analysed by means of structural equation modelling. The goodness of fit indexes of confirmatory factor model for three types of intrinsic motivation provided the evidence of existing different dimensions of intrinsic motivation among students in the physical education setting. The results of this study indicated that the intrinsic motivation to experience stimulation was the strongest predictor of intention to be physical active after school graduation, beyond the intrinsic motivation to accomplish. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia