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Perceived Novelty Support and Psychological Needs Satisfaction in Physical Education

Psychology and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education, Universidad de Huelva, Avda. Tres de marzo s/n, 21071 Huelva, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 4169; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114169
Received: 18 May 2020 / Revised: 8 June 2020 / Accepted: 9 June 2020 / Published: 11 June 2020
In recent years, novelty has been proposed as a potential fourth basic psychological need. In the present study, the behavior of novelty resulting from support from the Physical Education teacher was evaluated in 723 students with an average age of 13.30 years old. The first objective was to validate the Support for Basic Psychological Needs-4 (SBPN-4) in Physical Education questionnaire, which included support for the novelty factor. The second objective was to test the mediation model in order to confirm the effect of support for novelty in relation to basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation. The results obtained show that the Support for Basic Psychological Needs-4 (SBPN-4) questionnaire is a valid and reliable tool. On the other hand, support for novelty predicts satisfaction of basic psychological needs, particularly novelty satisfaction, which in turn predicts intrinsic motivation. These results show how the students are capable of perceiving the teacher’s support for novelty and how this positively influences their intrinsic motivation. Further investigations are required to continue developing our knowledge of the role of novelty as a basic psychological need. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-determination; secondary education; motivation; novelty support; social factors; validation; psychometric properties self-determination; secondary education; motivation; novelty support; social factors; validation; psychometric properties
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Fierro-Suero, S.; Almagro, B.J.; Sáenz-López, P.; Carmona-Márquez, J. Perceived Novelty Support and Psychological Needs Satisfaction in Physical Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4169. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114169

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Fierro-Suero S, Almagro BJ, Sáenz-López P, Carmona-Márquez J. Perceived Novelty Support and Psychological Needs Satisfaction in Physical Education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):4169. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114169

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Fierro-Suero, Sebastián, Bartolomé J. Almagro, Pedro Sáenz-López, and José Carmona-Márquez. 2020. "Perceived Novelty Support and Psychological Needs Satisfaction in Physical Education" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 4169. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114169

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