A1 Journal article (refereed)
How Physical Education Teachers’ Interpersonal Behaviour is Related to Students’ Health-Related Quality of Life (2020)

Tilga, H., Hein, V., Koka, A., & Hagger, M. (2020). How Physical Education Teachers’ Interpersonal Behaviour is Related to Students’ Health-Related Quality of Life. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 64 (5), 661-676. doi:10.1080/00313831.2019.1595718

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All authors or editors: Tilga, Henri; Hein, Vello; Koka, Andre; Hagger, Martin

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 0031-3831

eISSN: 1470-1170

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 64

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 661-676

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2019.1595718

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71271


Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this cross-sectional study tested relations of students’ perceptions of autonomy-supportive and controlling behaviour from teachers in physical education with students’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the potential role of students’ perceived need satisfaction and need frustration as a mediator of these relationships. School students (N = 1031) completed self-report measures of perceived autonomy support, perceived teachers’ controlling behaviour, students’ need satisfaction and need frustration, and HRQoL. Results indicated that students’ perceptions of autonomy support from teachers was positively associated with HRQoL through need satisfaction. Students’ perceptions of controlling behaviour from teachers was negatively related with HRQoL through need frustration. There was no significant association between autonomy support and need frustration, or between controlling behaviour and need satisfaction. Findings provide evidence that perceived autonomy support and controlling behaviour from the teacher in PE contributes to students’ HRQoL through unique pathways.

Keywords: pupils; well-being; quality of life; autonomy (cognition); control; physical education teachers

Free keywords: autonomy support; controlling behaviour; psychological needs; health-related quality of life

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