Advances in Physical Education

Volume 7, Issue 2 (May 2017)

ISSN Print: 2164-0386   ISSN Online: 2164-0408

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Understanding Children’s Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life: An Expectancy-Value Approach

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DOI: 10.4236/ape.2017.72013    1,071 Downloads   1,978 Views  Citations
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This review paper explores the motivational processes in physical education related to physical activity and health-related quality of life among children and adolescents. First, we review the existing body of literature relating to children’s health-related quality of life. Next, we present the expectancy-value model of achievement choice as a framework for investigating how children’s motivation in physical activity settings interacts with physical activity and health-related quality of life. In the following section, we discuss social-contextual factors within the motivational climate, and how they can enhance or constrain decisions to be physically active and influence health-related quality of life. We conclude by identifying emerging research issues, implications for practice, and suggestions for future research directions.

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Gu, X. (2017) Understanding Children’s Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life: An Expectancy-Value Approach. Advances in Physical Education, 7, 140-155. doi: 10.4236/ape.2017.72013.

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