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Predicting physical activity intentions using a goal perspectives approach: a study of Finnish youth.
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PMID:  10606099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical activity intentions were studied in 12- to 16-year-old Finnish girls (n= 186) and boys (n=215). Theoretical predictions were used to establish a model that was then tested separately for each sex using path analysis. Firstly, it was hypothesised that malleable conceptions of the nature of sport ability positively influence enjoyment in physical activity and intentions to participate in physical activity, mediated by a task-oriented achievement goal independent of variations in perceptions of competence. Secondly, it was hypothesised that fixed conceptions of the nature of ability decrease enjoyment in physical activity and intentions to participate, mediated by an ego-oriented achievement goal and by perceived competence. The modified models were shown to fit the data. Overall, the results showed that 63% (boys) and 45% (girls) of the variance in intentions was explained by the model. The motivational importance of task orientation and, among the boys, perceived physical competence was confirmed with their direct prediction of intentions.
T Lintunen; A Valkonen; E Leskinen; S J Biddle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0905-7188     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-04     Completed Date:  2000-01-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Models, Psychological
Self Concept*
Sex Factors
Sports / psychology*

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