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

Fairclough, S, Hilland, T, Stratton, G and Ridgers, N 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, S
Hilland, T
Stratton, G
Ridgers, N
Year 2012
Journal name European Physical Education Review
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 147
End page 158
Total pages 12
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract 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. © The Author(s) 2012.
Subject Sport and Exercise Psychology
Keyword(s) adolescent girls
health
motivations
physical activity
physical education
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1356336X12440025
ISSN 1356-336X
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