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Title: The influence of the physical education environment on children's well-being and physical activity across the transition from primary to secondary school
Authors: Taylor, Ian M.
Spray, Christopher M.
Pearson, Natalie
Keywords: Task climate
Ego climate
Motivation
Self-determination
Youth sport
Adolescence
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Human Kinetics Journals
Citation: TAYLOR, I.M., SPRAY C.M. and PEARSON, N., 2014. The influence of the physical education environment on children's well-being and physical activity across the transition from primary to secondary school. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36 (6), pp. 574 - 583.
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to explore change in children’s physical self-concept and self-reported physical activity over a school transition period, as well as motivational and interpersonal influences on these two outcomes. Data were collected from 545 children (mean age = 10.82, SD = 0.39, 51% female) at three time points before and after the United Kingdom secondary school transition. Multilevel modeling revealed that physical self-concept and physical activity showed different patterns of decline over the course of the study. Changes in the extent to which physical education teachers were perceived to provide psychological need support, peer focus on self-referenced learning and mastery, and changes in autonomous motives toward physical education classes were positively associated with these outcome variables. The present study provides novel insight into important motivational and interpersonal factors that may need to be targeted to prevent negative developmental patterns over a potentially challenging period for children.
Description: This paper is as accepted for publication.
Sponsor: This study was supported by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation (Grant no: SGS/39228).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0038
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17141
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2014-0038
ISSN: 0895-2779
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