Can Physical Education Contribute to Learning English? Structural Model from Self-Determination Theory
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AuthorBaena Extremera, Antonio; Granero-Gallegos, Antonio; Fernández Baños, Raúl; Ortiz Camacho, María Del Mar
Physical educationMotivationStructural equationsSatisfaction
Baena Extremera, A. [etal.]. Can Physical Education Contribute to Learning English? Structural Model from Self-Determination Theory. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3613.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze a model of prediction of satisfaction with bilingual physical education from basic psychological needs and motivation. Methods: The sample consisted of 758 students (347 men and 411 women) in secondary education in Spain, aged between 13 years and 18 years (M = 15.22, SD = 1.27). Questionnaires of the Scale of Psychological Basic Needs, Perceived Locus of Causality, and the bilingual Scale Satisfaction Instrument (SSI-PE), all adapted to physical education were used in the exercise. Results: Descriptive analyses, correlation and structural equation models were performed. Intrinsic motivation showed a high and positive relationship with identity regulation and satisfaction/fun, and boredom negatively correlated with all scales except amotivation. Conclusion: The equations in this model prove that autonomy is the best predictor of intrinsic motivation, and that this is the best predictor of satisfaction in bilingual physical education.