Testing an Integrated Model of Interest Theory and Self-Determination Theory in University Physical Activity Classes

@article{Otundo2020TestingAI,
  title={Testing an Integrated Model of Interest Theory and Self-Determination Theory in University Physical Activity Classes},
  author={Joseph Opiri Otundo and Alex C. Garn},
  journal={Production Engineer},
  year={2020},
  volume={77},
  pages={575-594}
}
Despite close links between the tenets of self-determination theory (SDT) and the concept of interest, few studies have closely investigated their integration in the area of physical Activity (PA). This study explored the nature of situational interest and need support. Surveys were administered at two data points (4-week window) to college students (n = 347) enrolled in PA classes. Confirmatory factor analysis results point to needs support as a separate factor associated with situational…