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Sicilia, Álvaro; Sáenz-Alvarez, Piedad; González-Cutre, David; Ferriz, Roberto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Based on self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between social physique anxiety and intention to be physically active, while taking into account the mediating effects of the basic psychological needs and behavioral regulations in exercise. Method: Having obtained parents' prior consent, 390…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Human Body, Social Influences, Anxiety
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Casey, Ashley; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to investigate how boys communicate previous experiences of cultural norms in physical education (PE) practice. This was done by analyzing what boys (from a school in the United Kingdom) remember about PE 2 years after they last participated. Making use of autobiographical memory theory and John Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Cultural Influences, Physical Education
MacMahon, Clare; Köppen, Jörn; Raab, Markus – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Recent evidence of the hot hand in sport--where success breeds success in a positive recency of successful shots, for instance--indicates that this pattern does not actually exist. Yet the belief persists. We used 2 studies to explore the effects of framing on the hot hand belief in sport. We looked at the effect of sport experience and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Evidence, Team Sports, Physical Activities
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Enright, Eimear; O'Sullivan, Mary – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
The data for this paper were generated during a 3-year, participatory action research project, with 41 female coresearchers and activists ages 15-19 years old, within and beyond the walls of a secondary school. The two questions we sought to answer were (a) what happens when we engage with students to challenge formal physical education curricular…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Females, Secondary School Students
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Koka, Andre; Hagger, Martin S. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
In the present study, we tested the effects of specific dimensions of perceived teaching behaviors on students' self-determined motivation in physical education. In accordance with the tenets of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000), we expected the psychological needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness would mediate these…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Physical Education, Self Determination, Psychological Needs
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Standage, Martyn; Duda, Joan L.; Ntoumanis, Nikos – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
In the present study, we used a model of motivation grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991; Ryan & Deci, 2000a, 2000b, 2002) to examine the relationship between physical education (PE) students' motivational processes and ratings of their effort and persistence as provided by their PE teacher. Data were obtained…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Structural Equation Models, Physical Education, Student Motivation