Peers and Teachers as Sources of Relatedness Perceptions, Motivation, and Affective Responses in Physical Education
Authors: Cox, Anne; Duncheon, Nicole; McDavid, Lindley
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Volume 80, Number 4, December 2009 , pp. 765-773(9)
Abstract:Research has demonstrated the importance of relatedness perceptions to self-determined motivation in physical education. Therefore, studies have begun to examine the social factors contributing to feelings of relatedness. The purpose of this study was to examine teacher (perceived emotional support) and peer (acceptance, friendship quality) relationship variables to feelings of relatedness, motivation, and affective responses in junior high physical education students (N = 411). Results revealed that perceived relatedness mediated the relationship between variables and self-determined motivation and related directly to the amount of enjoyment and worry students experienced. These findings demonstrate that relationships with both teachers and peers are important for students' relatedness perceptions, motivation, enjoyment, and worry in physical education.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-12-01
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