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Simonton, Kelly L.; Garn, Alex C. – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Discrete emotions provide a lens for understanding students' subjective experiences in physical education (PE). Enjoyment of PE is one discrete emotion that receives a great deal of attention because it promotes students' interest and engagement. However, the implications of students' negative emotions toward PE remain less clear. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables, Student Behavior, Middle School Students
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Warburton, Victoria; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2014
We examined the utility of distinguishing between appearance- and competition-focused approach and avoidance performance goals to our understanding of motivation in physical education. Four achievement goals were tested composed of approach-avoidance and appearance-competition components. Three hundred and two pupils, aged 11-14 years, completed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Performance, Physical Education