Aim: Appropriate educational and psychological approaches in high school physical education (PE) can play a crucial role in promoting physical activity engagement in and out of school1. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of perceived competence, motivation, emotional states, and perceived motivational climate in PE on the intention to practice physical activity or sport. Method: The sample comprised 185 sedentary girls, aged 14-19 years (M = 16.13 ± 1.50) attending high school. Participants rated the Teacher-Initiated Motivational Climate in Physical Education Questionnaire2, the Situational Motivation Scale3, and a 20-item list of emotion-related psycho-biosocial (PBS) states3. Perceived physical competence was assessed on an 11-point scale, and intention to practice physical activity or sport on a 6-point scale. Results: One-way ANOVA showed that older girls (18-19 yrs.) reported higher scores on perceived performance climate than their younger counterparts (P< .05). Intention to practice physical activity was significantly related to perceived competence and pleasant emotional states in PE (P < .01). Yet, regression analysis showed perceived competence to be the only significant predictor of the intention to practice physical activity or sport (P < .05). Finally, perceived mastery climate was significantly related to pleasant emotional states in PE and intrinsic motivation. Conclusions: The present findings suggest that teachers should foster students’ perception of competence and pleasant emotional experiences during PE lessons. These goals can be reached through a mastery motivational climate in which pupils work on different tasks according to their own abilities, have all the opportunity to receive rewards, and are evaluated on their own achievement standards rather than being compared with the performance of others4.
Relationship between physical education experience and intention to practice physical activity or sport in adolescent sedentary girl / P. Vago, A. La Torre, G. Rimoldi, C. Robazza, L. Bortoli. - In: SPORT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH. - ISSN 1824-7490. - 9:1 Suppl.(2013), pp. 155.S72-155.S72. ((Intervento presentato al 5. convegno SISMES National congress tenutosi a Pavia nel 2013.
|Titolo:||Relationship between physical education experience and intention to practice physical activity or sport in adolescent sedentary girl|
LA TORRE, ANTONIO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||physical education experience; intention physical activity; adolescent sedentary girl|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Università Pavia|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|