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ERIC Number: EJ802066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
College Students' Motivation toward Weight Training: An Application of Expectancy-Value Model
Gao, Zan; Xiang, Ping
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v27 n3 p399-415 Jul 2008
Guided by an expectancy-value model of achievement choice (Eccles et al., 1983; Wigfield & Eccles, 2000), the relationships among expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values (importance, interest, and usefulness), and achievement outcomes (intention, engagement, and performance) were examined in a college-level beginning weight training class. A total of 156 students (73 males, 83 females) completed questionnaires assessing their expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values, and intention for future participation. Their engagement was measured via self-recorded workout log entries in class, and their performance was determined by two skill tests. Results of the study supported the application of the expectancy-value model in the context of a college weight training class. Importance and interest were significant predictors of intention and engagement, whereas expectancy-related beliefs emerged as the only predictor of performance. Males reported higher scores on expectancy-related beliefs and performed better than females. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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