Motivation in physical education classes A self-determination theory perspective

  title={Motivation in physical education classes A self-determination theory perspective},
  • Published 2009
This article presents a brief overview of empirical studies in school physical education (PE) that have employed self-determination theory (SDT) and, where relevant, proposes ideas for future research in this area. First, we review research on teachers’ interpersonal style and its relation to students’ motivation. Second, we discuss intervention studies aimed at optimizing teachers’ interactions with students. Third, we present an overview of findings suggesting that basic psychological needs… CONTINUE READING
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