Motivation towards extracurricular activities and motivation at school : a test of the generalization effect hypothesis

Authors: Denault, Anne-SophieGuay, Frédéric
Abstract: Participation in extracurricular activities is a promising avenue for enhancing students' school motivation. Using self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), the goal of this study was to test a serial multiple mediator model. In this model, students' perceptions of autonomy support from their extracurricular activity leader predicted their activity-based intrinsic and identified regulations. In turn, these regulations predicted their school-based intrinsic and identified regulations during the same school year. Finally, these regulations predicted their school-based intrinsic and identified regulations one year later. A total of 276 youths (54% girls) from disadvantaged neighborhoods were surveyed over two waves of data collection. The proposed mediation model was supported for both types of regulation. These results highlight the generalization effects of motivation from the extracurricular activity context to the school context.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 2 December 2016
Open Access Date: 2 December 2019
Document version: AM
This document was published in: Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 54, 94–103 (2017)
Published for the Association for the Psychiatric Study of Adolescents by Academic Press
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.013
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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