Am I able? Is it worth it? Adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to school physical education : Associations with health-enhancing physical activity

Fairclough, Stuart, Hilland, Toni, Stratton, Gareth and Ridgers, Nicola 2012, Am I able? Is it worth it? Adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to school physical education : Associations with health-enhancing physical activity, European physical education review, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 147-158.

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Title Am I able? Is it worth it? Adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to school physical education : Associations with health-enhancing physical activity
Author(s) Fairclough, Stuart
Hilland, Toni
Stratton, Gareth
Ridgers, Nicola
Journal name European physical education review
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 147
End page 158
Total pages 12
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Nafferton, England
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 1356-336X
1741-2749
Keyword(s) motivations
physical activity
physical education
health
adolescent girls
Summary The study purpose was to investigate predictive associations between adolescent girls’ motivational predispositions to physical education (PE) and habitual physical activity. Two hundred girls (age 13.1 ± 0.6 years) completed the Physical Education Predisposition Scale and the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children. ANCOVAs revealed that girls with the highest Perceived PE Worth and Perceived PE Ability scores were the most habitually active groups (p < .0001). Significant predictors of physical activity identified by hierarchical regression were Perceived PE Ability and body mass index, which accounted for 17% and 3% of variance, respectively. As Perceived PE Ability was strongly associated with physical activity, the correlates of this construct should be further established to inform future school and PE-based interventions.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Sage
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046179

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research
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