Children's Motivation in Elementary Physical Education: A Longitudinal Study

  title={Children's Motivation in Elementary Physical Education: A Longitudinal Study},
  author={P. Xiang and R. Mcbride and Jianmin Guan},
  journal={Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport},
  pages={71 - 80}
  • P. Xiang, R. Mcbride, Jianmin Guan
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Abstract The present study examined relationships among variables drawn from achievement goal theory and the expectancy-value model of achievement choice as well as mean level changes of these variables over time in elementary physical education. Participants (N = 207) completed questionnaires over a 2-year period: once while in the second and fourth grades and again when they were in the third and fifth grades. Results indicated that achievement goals, expectancy-related beliefs, and… CONTINUE READING

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