Adolescent expectancy-value motivation and learning: A disconnected case in physical education

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Ang Chen, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study reports adolescent expectancy-value motivation, and its relation to fitness knowledge and psychomotor skill learning in physical education. Students (N = 854) from 12 middle schools provided data on expectancy-value motivation, fitness knowledge and psychomotor skill learning. Results from dependent t-test and MANOVA indicated that 8th grade students rated task values significantly lower than 6th grade while their expectancy beliefs did not significantly differ. Students gained sizable fitness knowledge (d = 0.58, p < 0.05) and badminton skill (d = 1.40, p < 0.05). Multiple regression analyses revealed that expectancy-value motivation did not significantly predict learning in fitness knowledge or psychomotor skills. These findings suggest that expectancy-value motivation might predict engagement and performance, but not necessarily learning achievement in physical education.

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Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 512-516
Language: English
Date: 2010
Motivation, Learning, Expectancy belief, Task value, Physical education

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