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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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GRANERO-GALLEGOS, A.; BAENA-EXTREMERA, A.; SANCHEZ-FUENTES, J.A.  and  MARTINEZ-MOLINA, M.. Motivational profiles of autonomy support, self-determination, satisfaction, importance of physical education and intention to partake in leisure time physical activity. CPD [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.2, pp.59-70. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this study was to analyze the profiles of motivations of students in secondary education and the inclusion of EF autonomy support, satisfaction, importance and usefulness to physical education and future intention t o practice physical activity. The sample consisted of 758 students from 13 to 18, who answered a questionnaire consisting of scales of autonomy support, motivation, satisfaction, importance of physical education and intention of future physical practice. Descriptive and correlation analysis between scales and cluster analysis for profiling and ANOVA was performed to examine differences by sex and physical activities of adolescents. Highlights the existence of two clusters, a first profile (n=415) referred to as "high motivation" associated with men, who practice physical activity over three hours/week, characterized by high values in motivation, autonomy, satisfaction, importance and intention to practice physical time, and a second profile called "low motivation" (n=343), mostly associated with women, and those who practice physical activity less than 3 hours / week, characterized by high levels of boredom and low on the other variables. This study shows that students with higher motivation are the most physical activity practice and those most likely to purchase habits and adherence in sport leisure time.

Keywords : self-determined motivation; physical education; adolescence; intention to practice physical; leisure; secondary education.

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