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ERIC Number: EJ1213492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9378
Predictors of Self-Esteem in Physical Education: Self-Determination Perspective
Karaday, Emre; Ilker, Gökçe Erturan
International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, v5 n2 p39-47 2018
This study aimed to explore the relationship between basic psychological needs, motivational regulations, and self-esteem in Turkish high school physical education environment. Nine hundred and fifty seven high school students (505 girls, 452 boys) were applied the questionnaire pack in physical education lessons. Students' general self-esteem, basic psychological needs and motivational regulations toward physical education were assessed. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis results revealed that Turkish high school students' autonomy, competence, and relatedness need satisfaction in physical education positively predicted students' global self-esteem. Physical education teachers were recommended to consider creating need supportive lesson environment for adolescents to enhance their optimal psychological functioning and well-being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey