Children low motivated to physical education and health: voices and reflections
2010 (English)In: SVEBIS årsbok: aktuell beteendevetenskaplig idrottsforskning. 2010. / [ed] Göran Patriksson, Lund: Media Tryck , 2010, 134-160 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This paper presents a study of motivation with a focus on the pupils that are low motivated for Physical Education and Health, PEH, in Swedish secondary schools. Drawing on data from interviews with seven 6th grade pupils low motivated for PEH, the aim of the study was to listen to this small, yet important, group. The results are discussed and interpreted in relation to contemporary PEH research and in relation to the tenets of need achievement theory. The theory argues that the need for achievement and authority/power and affiliation are essential in affecting people’s motivation. The results show that low perceived competence, low possibility to affect the lesson content and lack of meaning were highlighted in many of the interviews. A picture of a non-caring teacher who pays little attention to those pupils was also visible in the interviews.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Media Tryck , 2010. 134-160 p.
, SVEBI:s årsbok, ISSN 0284-4672 ; 2010
motivation, amotivation, physical education, physical activity
Social Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-79551DiVA: diva2:642529