The revised perceived locus of causality in physical education scale: psychometric evaluation among youth

 
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The revised perceived locus of causality in physical education scale: psychometric evaluation among youth

Kontou, Maria
Vlachopoulos, Symeon
Katartzi, Ermioni
Goudas, Marios
Moustaka, Frederiki C.

Objectives: Given instances of less than optimal internal consistency levels of the Perceived Locus of Causality (PLOC) scale when applied to school-based physical education (PE), the aim of the study was to examine the psychometrics of a revised PLOC instrument for use in PE.Design: A cross-sectional study in which self-report data on behavioral regulations, perceived autonomy support by the PE teacher, and subjective vitality were collected from 1729 students in relation to their PE participation at the elementary school (5th and 6th grade), middle school, and high school levels, including boys and girls. Results: The revised instrument (PLOC-R) demonstrated satisfactory levels of internal consistency; a sound factor structure; evidence in support of a simplex-like structure; configural, metric, strong, and strict measurement invariance across boys and girls, students who participate or not in out-of-school sport activities, and across the three school grade levels; and nomological validity.Conclusions: Initial evidence has emerged in favor of the PLOC-R as a scale appropriate for use with 5th and 6th grade elementary, middle school, and high school students to measure the degree of selfdetermined motivation for participation in compulsory school-based physical education classes.

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Self-determination theory
Organismic integration
Θεωρία του αυτοκαθορισμού
Οργανισμική ενσωμάτωση
Behavioral regulations
Τύποι ρύθμισης της συμπεριφοράς
Internalization
Εσωτερίκευση
Παιδιά
Children
Self-determination continuum
Συνεχές του αυτοκαθορισμού

Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EN)

Αγγλική γλώσσα

2011-10-31T19:17:57Z
2011


Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού, Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού (Σέρρες)

Psychology of Sport and Exercise, vol.12 [2011] p.583-592 [Published Version]
urn:ISSN:14690292

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