The relationship between academic motivation and physical activity motivation and their associated outcomes
Lim, Marc Chu Jie
Date of Issue2016-04-13
Purpose: The study’s purpose was to examine the relationship between academic motivation and physical activity motivation, as well as the relationship between these motivations and their respective contextual outcomes. Method: Singaporean university students (N=292) took part in a survey consisting of measures examining academic motivation, physical activity motivation, academic achievement and physical activity participation. Results: Correlation analysis revealed that contextual autonomous motivations shared a significant moderate correlation (r = 0.488), while contextual controlled motivations were correlated to a weaker degree (r = 0.284). Results for controlled and autonomous correlations across contexts only showed a significant relationship for controlled academic motivation and autonomous physical activity motivation (r = -0.176), but not for autonomous academic motivation on controlled physical activity motivation. Academic motivations and physical activity motivations were significant predictors of their associated outcomes. Conclusion: The findings provides insight into the relationships between cross-contextual motivations, and expands the current field of research investigating this phenomenon. The significant correlations found showed the possibility of how academic motivation may play a role in influencing physical activity motivation within the Singaporean environment. Correlations also serve to inform key educational decision-makers on the direction to take when devising programs to inculcate motivation within students.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology::Applied psychology
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