An Investigation of the Self-Regulation Components Students Employ in the Physical Education Setting

Kermarrec, Gilles; Todorovich, John R.; Fleming, David S.
April 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
Research in educational psychology and sport psychology indicates that school achievement depends on students' capacity to self-regulate their own learning processes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-regulation components employed by students in a natural physical education setting. Twenty-three French students, 14 and 15 years old, were videotaped during their regular physical education class as their teachers taught them a new skill. The students then watched a recording of their performance and provided the researcher with a verbal description of their cognitive activity during the lesson. Verbal data were then analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data revealed that the students employed a I 7-component self- regulation model while learning a new skill in the natural physical education context. Three teaching models that emerged for eliciting the identified self- regulation components among students are also discussed.


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