Autonomy support, motivation, satisfaction and physical activity level in physical education class

Gracielle Fin, Elisabeth Baretta, Juan Antonio Moreno Murcia, Rudy José Nodari Júnior

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The aim of this study was to identify the motivational profile and relate it to teacher autonomy support, basic psychological needs, exercise enjoyment, and level of physical activity in a sample of 615 Brazilian adolescents (327 girls and 288 boys), aged between 12 and 14 years (M = 13.3, DT = .79). One group was identified as more self-determined with high intrinsic motivation and introjected regulation scores, while the other showed no self-determination, with high external regulation and demotivation. Self-determined adolescents perceive greater teacher support; exhibit better fulfillment of basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness; show greater enjoyment in physical education classes and engage in more physical activity.

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Motivation; self-determination; physical activity; adolescents

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.upsy16-4.asms

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