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Perceived competence and enjoyment in predicting students' physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19093598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the predictive strength of perceived competence and enjoyment on students' physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in physical education classes. Participants (N = 307; 101 in Grade 6, 96 in Grade 7, 110 in Grade 8; 149 boys, 158 girls) responded to questionnaires assessing perceived competence and enjoyment of physical education, then their cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed on the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) test. Physical activity in one class was estimated via pedometers. Regression analyses showed enjoyment (R2 = 16.5) and perceived competence (R2 = 4.2) accounted for significant variance of only 20.7% of physical activity and, perceived competence was the only significant contributor to cardiorespiratory fitness performance (R2 = 19.3%). Only a small amount of variance here leaves 80% unaccounted for. Some educational implications and areas for research are mentioned.
Authors:
Zan Gao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2009-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, 250 South 1850 East, Rm. 205, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920, USA. zan.gao@hsc.utah.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Achievement
Adolescent
Aptitude
Child
Emotions*
Exercise / physiology*,  psychology
Female
Health Behavior
Humans
Male
Motor Activity / physiology*
Physical Education and Training / statistics & numerical data
Physical Fitness / physiology*,  psychology
Probability
Questionnaires
Self Concept
Self Efficacy*
Students / psychology

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