[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kolovelonis, A.1∗, Keramidas, P. 1, Krommidas, C. 1 & Goudas, M. 1
1Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship of motivational climate with students’ social behavior in elementary physical education. Participants were 143 sixth grade students from 10 elementary schools in Greece. Students completed the Greek version of the Multisource Assessment of Children’s Social Competence Scale and a motivational climate scale adapted for the physical education. Canonical correlation showed that students’ perceptions of an empowering motivational climate were related with positive social behavior while perceptions of a disempowering motivational climate were related with negative social behavior. These results suggest that motivational climate is related with students’ social behavior in physical education and are discussed with reference to developing an empowering motivational climate in physical education to promote students’ social development.
Keywords: achievement goals; self-determination; education[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_single_image img_link_target=”_self” title=”Download full text in PDF” image=”1084″ img_link=”https://panrcy.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PANRar_15004.pdf”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]