Location of Repository

Effects of a Sport Education Intervention on Students’ Motivational Responses in Physical Education

By Tristan L Wallhead and Nikos Ntoumanis

Abstract

This study looked at the influence of a Sport Education intervention program on students’ motivational responses in a high school physical education setting. Two intact groups were assigned curricular interventions: the Sport Education group (n = 25), which received eight 60-min lessons, and the comparison group (n = 26), which received a traditional teaching approach to sportbased activity. Pre- and postintervention measures of student enjoyment, perceived effort, perceived competence, goal orientations, perceived motivational climate, and perceived autonomy were obtained for both groups. Repeated-measures ANOVAs showed significant increases in student enjoyment and perceived effort in the Sport Education group only. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that increases in task-involving climate and perceived autonomy explained a significant amount of unique variance in the Sport Education students’ postintervention enjoyment, perceived effort, and perceived competence responses. The results suggest that the Sport Education curriculum may increase perceptions of a task-involving climate and perceived autonomy, and in so doing, enhance the motivation of high school students toward physical education

Topics: GV Recreation Leisure
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bham.ac.uk:411

Suggested articles

Preview


To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.