Relations among school students' self-determined motivation, perceived enjoyment, effort, and physical activity behaviors.

@article{Zhang2009RelationsAS,
  title={Relations among school students' self-determined motivation, perceived enjoyment, effort, and physical activity behaviors.},
  author={Tao Zhang},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={
          783-90
        }
}
Guided by the self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to examine the predictive strength of self-determined motivation toward motivational outcomes (perceived enjoyment, perceived effort, physical activity behaviors) for 286 middle school students in physical education. Analyses indicated that intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, and introjected regulation were positively related to students' enjoyment, perceived effort, and physical activity, whereas amotivation was… CONTINUE READING
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