Building upon Deci and Ryan's (1985, 1991) self-determination theory as well as
previous empirical work on motivation, the present study was designed to develop a
multifaceted 31-item Exercise Motivation Scale (EMS). A series of pilot studies were
first conducted in order to generate the 31 scale items. The EMS was...
The relationship between mothers and daughters has been shown to be
generally positive and strong throughout the life cycle. The relationship may
become strained, however, as mothers become dependent due to deteriorating
health or chronic health conditions. It has long been recognized in both the
gerontological and intergenerational literatures that...
This study used a mixed method approach (quantitative and qualitative) to
examine the commonalities and differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic
participants of the Even Start Family Literacy Program. Using a life course
perspective, this study examined the educational background and life history of
Hispanic and non-Hispanic participants, their reasons and...
The purpose of this study was to determine if team cohesion could be enhanced
for 9th grade female basketball teams with the implementation of a 14-week
intervention program. The intervention program was designed from cohesion
building strategies proposed in the literature with the help of three coaches and a
Current research on sport motivation has focused primarily on
goal perspective approaches in an attempt to understand behavior in
achievement situations (Ames, 1984; Nicholls, 1984). According to
Nicholls' (1984) theory, the achievement goal orientation an
individual develops may be influenced by both individual differences
and situational factors.
Relative to situational...