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2x2 Achievement Goals in Physical Education and Leisure-Time Sports and Physical Activity. Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico

Version 1 : Received: 6 June 2018 / Approved: 7 June 2018 / Online: 7 June 2018 (11:14:20 CEST)

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Baños, R.; Ruiz-Juan, F.; Baena-Extremera, A.; García-Montes, M.E.; del Mar Ortiz-Camacho, M. Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2581. Baños, R.; Ruiz-Juan, F.; Baena-Extremera, A.; García-Montes, M.E.; del Mar Ortiz-Camacho, M. Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2581.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 2581
DOI: 10.3390/su10072581

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between levels of leisure-time sports and physical activity and the stages of change in high school students with goal orientations. Methods: The sample consisted of 2168 students randomly selected to participate in a longitudinal study in Costa Rica (423), Mexico (408) and Spain (1337), with 1052 being boys, 1037 girls and 79 who did not specify sex, aged between 11 and 16 years old (M = 12.49, SD = .81). We used a questionnaire to ask students about their leisure-time sports and physical activity, about stages of change and to measure achievement goals. Results: The results show that students are more active in Costa Rica, most of them being in the stage of active change. Conclusions: We found significant differences in achievement goals in all three countries, which shows that students in active stages have higher values than those in the inactive stage.

Subject Areas

physical education; goals orientations; stage of change.

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