Enhancing Motivation in Physical Education
Authors: Alderman, Brandon L.; Beighle, Aaron; Pangrazi, Robert P.
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 February 2006, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 1-58(58)
Abstract:Increasing motivation towards physical activity through quality physical education has recently gained considerable attention. Several investigators have outlined specific models or theories to illustrate how motivation can be enhanced in physical education. Enhancing a youngster's perceived physical competence, promoting intrinsic motivation through the basic tenets of self-determination theory, and creating a motivationally adaptive climate based on a mastery goal orientation have all been advanced as possible strategies to increase motivation for physical activity. This article demonstrates how these approaches can be effectively integrated in physical education to increase the likelihood of motivating all individuals to become, and remain, physically active. Specific strategies that can be used to increase students' motivation towards physical activity are also provided.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2006