The Roles of Perceived Physical Education Competence, Enjoyment, and Persistence on Middle School Students’ Physical Activity Engagement

dc.contributor.authorGuan, Jianmin
dc.contributor.authorXiang, Ping
dc.contributor.authorLand, William M.
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Xiaofen D.
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5273-1436
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-12T16:02:29Z
dc.date.available2023-10-12T16:02:29Z
dc.date.issued2023-05-24
dc.description.abstractWe examined gender and grade differences in the relationship between students’ perceived competence, their enjoyment of physical education (PE), and their PA persistence on the frequency of their physical activity (PA). We also used structural equation modeling to assess the direct, indirect, and total effects of perceived competence and PE enjoyment on PA frequency through the mediator of PA persistence. Participants were 223 middle school students (115 boys, 108 girls) in grades 7 and 8. We found that, regardless of grade level, girls had lower perceived competence and PE enjoyment than boys. Both perceived competence and PE enjoyment had significant direct and positive connections to persistence, but they had no significant indirect effects on PA frequency through the mediator of persistence. These findings highlight the need for physical educators to be aware of gender differences in perceived competence and PE enjoyment, and the important roles these factors have in enhancing students’ PA participation.
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.identifier.citationGuan, J., Xiang, P., Land, W. M., & Hamilton, X. D. (2023). The Roles of Perceived Physical Education Competence, Enjoyment, and Persistence on Middle School Students’ Physical Activity Engagement. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 130(4), 1781-1796. https://doi.org/10.1177/00315125231178341
dc.identifier.issn1558-688X
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1177/00315125231178341
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/2087
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPerceptual and Motor Skills; Volume 130, Issue 4
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United Statesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
dc.subjectmotivation
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectgrade
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectstructural equation model
dc.titleThe Roles of Perceived Physical Education Competence, Enjoyment, and Persistence on Middle School Students’ Physical Activity Engagement
dc.typeArticle

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