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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3613; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103613

Can Physical Education Contribute to Learning English? Structural Model from Self-Determination Theory

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Department of Didactic of Corporal Expression, Faculty of Education Sciences, Granada 18071, Spain
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Department of Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, Almería 04120, Spain
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Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Autonomous University of Baja California, 21289 Mexicali, Mexico
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Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Education and Approaches)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical education; motivation; structural equations; satisfaction physical education; motivation; structural equations; satisfaction
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Baena-Extremera, A.; Granero-Gallegos, A.; Baños, R.; Ortiz-Camacho, M.M. Can Physical Education Contribute to Learning English? Structural Model from Self-Determination Theory. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3613.

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