College students goal orientations, situational motivation and effort/persistence in physical activity classes

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Podlog, Leslie William
Other Author Gao, Zan; Harrison, Louis
Title College students goal orientations, situational motivation and effort/persistence in physical activity classes
Date 2012-01-01
Description The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among college students' 2 × 2 goal orientations (mastery-approach [MAp], mastery-avoidance [MAv], performance-approach [PAp], performance-avoidance [PAv]), situational motivation (intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, external regulation and amotivation) and effort/persistence in physical activity classes. Participants (140 female, 109 male) completed a battery of questionnaires assessing the outcome variables at the last week of instruction. Regression analyses revealed that MAp and PAp emerged as positive predictors for intrinsic motivation whereas MAp was the only positive predictor for identified regulation. MAp was negatively related to amotivation (AM), while PAp and PAv were positively related to AM. In addition, MAp, PAp, intrinsic motivation, and identified regulation were significant positive predictors of effort/persistence.
Type Text
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Volume 31
Issue 3
First Page 246
Last Page 260
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gao, Z., Podlog, L. W., & Harrison, L. (2012). College students goal orientations, situational motivation and effort/persistence in physical activity classes. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 31(3), 246-60.
Rights Management (c) Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 292,533 bytes
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Date Created 2013-01-25
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 708298
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh37rn
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