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Leen Haerens
Ghent University
Self-determination theoryPsychologyPhysical educationMedicineSocial psychology
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#1Gert-Jan De Muynck (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 5
#2Sofie Morbée (UGent: Ghent University)
Last. Maarten Vansteenkiste (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 70
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ABSTRACTAlthough much is known about the motivating effects of coaching and parenting, the unique contribution of coaches and parents to youth athletes’ motivational functioning received far less a...
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In this study, involving 585 youth sport coaches (Mage = 35.76), we investigated whether coaches who perceive their environment to be highly evaluative would report acting in a more controlling or pressuring way. In a subsample (N = 211, Mage = 38.14), we examined the explanatory role of coaches’ experiences of psychological need frustration in this relation. We also considered whether years of coaching experience would serve as a buffer against the adverse effects of an evaluative context. In l...
#1An De Meester (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 6
#2Femke Van Duyse (UGent: Ghent University)
Last. Leen Haerens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 29
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ABSTRACTBackground: Research stemming from Self-Determination Theory (SDT) shows that physical education (PE) teachers who endorse an autonomy-supportive and structuring motivating style positively...
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#1Katrijn Opstoel (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Laurent Chapelle (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 2
Last. Kristine De Martelaer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 12
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This review provides an overview of the existing literature on school-aged children’s and youth’s (i.e. 6- to 18-year-olds) personal and social development within the context of physical education ...
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#1Leen Haerens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 29
#2Christina Krijgsman (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
Last. Nathalie Aelterman (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 15
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Students’ knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test is a crucial component of assessment quality. Grounded in self-determination theory, we investigated whether knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test related to students’ situational motivation and experienced anxiety during physical education (PE). We also examined whether these relations were: (a) mediated by need-based experiences; and (b) moderated by teachers’ motivating style. Participants were 659 students (55.54% boys, ...
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#1Tom De Clerck (UGent: Ghent University)
#2Annick Willem (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
Last. Leen Haerens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 29
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Against the background of declining volunteering rates in nonprofit and voluntary organizations, this study examined the relationship between the volunteer board members’ (de)motivating style and factors that influence volunteers’ motives to stay volunteer, i.e., volunteers’ motivation and group-task cohesion. To this end, we relied on Self-Determination Theory. Results indicated that the volunteers’ perception of the board members’ motivating style was positively related to volunteers’ autonomo...
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#1Miriam Cents-Boonstra (Radboud University Nijmegen)
#2Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 14
Last. Nathalie Aelterman (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 15
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There are indicators that a substantial number of students in vocational education and training (VET) experience problems with successfully building their careers. This is often attributed to VET students’ motivation. The present study provides insight into VET students’ motivational profiles based on self- determination theory. Additionally, differences between those motivational profiles in terms of self-efficacy, test anxiety and perception of motivating teaching were investigated. The study ...
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#1Eline Coppens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
#2Farid BardidH-Index: 7
Last. Matthieu Lenoir (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 35
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Background: The development of childhood motor competence demonstrates a high degree of inter-individual variation. Some children’s competence levels increase whilst others’ competence levels remain unchanged or even decrease over time. However, few studies have examined this developmental change in motor competence across childhood and little is known on influencing factors. Aim: Using latent growth curve modeling (LGCM), the present longitudinal study aimed to investigate children’s change in ...
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Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), prior research has demonstrated that physical education (PE) teachers may have different reasons to engage in teaching. Although some person-centered studies have identified varied motivational profiles in PE teachers, none of these studies have included the three forms of motivation (i.e., autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, and amotivation). This study aims to identify teachers’ motivational profiles, using the three forms of motivation. M...
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#1Luis García González (University of Zaragoza)H-Index: 10
#2Javier Sevil-Serrano (University of Zaragoza)H-Index: 5
Last. Leen Haerens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 29
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ABSTRACTBackground: A distinction is made in Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) between task-oriented (i.e. effort, intra-individual progress, and self-comparison) and ego-oriented (i.e. inter-individual progress and normative comparison) climates. Combining insights from AGT and Self-Determination Theory (SDT), studies in the PE context have shown that a task-oriented climate positively relates to need satisfaction, although the findings regarding the motivating role of an ego-oriented climate are i...
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