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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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MENDEZ-GIMENEZ, Antonio; CECCHINI-ESTRADA, José-Antonio  and  FERNANDEZ-RIO, Javier. Examining the 3x2 Achievement Goal Model in the Physical Education context. CPD [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp.157-168. ISSN 1989-5879.

This research examines the 3x2 achievement goals model (Elliot, Murayama, and Pekrum, 2011) in the physical education context. This model is based on two dimensions of competence: definition and valence, and it includes six goal constructs. In Study 1, a specific instrument was developed, the 3x2 Achievement Goals Questionnaire in Physical Education (3x2 AGQ-PE). It was completed by a sample of 150 students (75 males and 75 females) with a mean age of 13.97 years (SD = 1.23). Confirmatory factor analysis strongly supported the hypothesized model. Validity and internal consistency were satisfactory. The hypothetical model, compared with 10 alternative models produced the best fit to the data. In Study 2 (N = 366) the model was re-examined and a series of regression analysis were performed to explore achievement goals as predictors of several dependent variables: self-determined motivation, perceived competence, self-concept (ability, physical attractiveness and physical condition), friendship goals (approach and avoidance). Data fitted the predictions and produced evidence of differential predictive patterns between task-based goals and self-based goals.

Keywords : Motivation; Aim; Competence; Definition; Valence.

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