The “Motivational Climate in Physical Education Scale” in Greek Educational Context Psychometric Properties and Gender Effects

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Gregory Masadis Filippos Filippou Olga Kouli Dimitris Gargalianos Stella Rokka Evangelos Bebetsos Vasiliki Derri Sofia Damianidou Aikaterini Koupani Eleni Samara Dafni Siarenou Dafni-Anastasia Filippou

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The aim of this study was to carry out a preliminary validation of “Motivational Climate in Physical Educational” (Soini, Liukkonen, Watt, Yli-Piipari, & Jaakkola, 2014) in Greek educational context. 184 (101 male & 83 female) elementary school students of grades 5th & 6th from different regions of the country participated in the survey. The Greek version of Motivational Climate in Physical Educational (Soini, Liukkonen, Watt, Yli-Piipari, & Jaakkola, 2014) was used for data’s collection. The data’s statistical analysis included: a. Descriptive analysis (M, SD, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin and Bartlett’s test of Sphericity, and Measure of Sampling Adequacy), b. Exploratory factor analysis, c. Reliability analysis, d. one-way Multivariate Analysis of Variance. The analysis shows: a. the questionnaire retains the structure of the four factors that its designers have recommended b. internal cohesion of the four factors was impressively high (.85 the lowest and .90 the highest). Survey data show: a. The Greek version of the “Motivational Climate in Physical Educational” is a reliable tool of measurement of motivational climate in the Greek educational elementary school environment, b. gender determines the climate of motivation with male students scoring higher in task involving and autonomy factors whereas girls perform better in task involving and relatedness.

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MASADIS, Gregory et al. The “Motivational Climate in Physical Education Scale” in Greek Educational Context Psychometric Properties and Gender Effects. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 321-324, apr. 2020. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <https://iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/1037>. Date accessed: 15 july 2020.
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