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Motivation inom ämnet Idrott och hälsa: En intervjustudie av lärares uppfattningar om motivationens betydelse för ämnet Idrott och hälsa
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Education.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Motivation within the psysical education subject : An interview study of teachers perception regarding the significance of motivation for the psysical education subject (English)
Abstract [en]

We wanted to study if and how students become motivated and stimulated towards a permanent interest for regular physical activity, from a pedagogical perspective. Our goal was to examine how physical education teachers create motivation for the students and how you, as a physical education teacher, can motivate those students who are physically inactive due to obesity or other various kinds of problems. In the theoretical background, we have made a summary of sports and development of the physical education subject over the years. We also describe society´s perspective on public health. The motivation concept is definded and we explain different motivational theories. The study shows how teachers can help motivate their students and we discuss earlier research concerning motivation. The examination consisted of semi-structured interviews interpreted on the basis of research questions. When it comes to creating motivation for physical activity among students, the result shows that physical education teachers are of utmost importance. The students´ motivation can be influenced in a positive way if teachers encourage and praise all children and vary the education, adapting it to needs of the students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Pedagogik , 2005. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Education, motivation in sports, physical education, motivational theories, overweight
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-452OAI: diva2:143491
Available from: 2005-02-17 Created: 2005-02-17Bibliographically approved

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