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Jian Wang, Bo Shen, Xiaobin Luo, Qingshan Hu and Alex C. Garn

 × 2 achievement goal framework in secondary physical education and revealed that mastery approach, mastery avoidance, and ability-approach goals were positive predictors of effort and persistence, while ability avoidance goals were negative predictors of the same outcomes. Wang, Biddle, and Elliot

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Anna Stodter and Christopher J. Cushion

persistence of the signature pedagogy ( Shulman, 2005 ), for example through the following activity: Think about what helped you learn best and list specific things that helped you learn. Then who helped you best, not just how, then think of strengths/qualities/what they did that inspired you. The most

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Cathal Óg O’Sullivan, Melissa Parker, Tom Comyns and Annmarie Ralph

meaningful, thus encourage persistence to practice. The stepping off “center stage” and handing over control in terms of decision making within learning activities to the girls to assume unfamiliar roles was noted in the teacher’s reflection: It is important to give them a chance to “teach” each other

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Amy Whitehead, Kanayo Umeh, Barbara Walsh, Eleanor Whittaker and Colum Cronin

development of more self-determined regulations, which underpin task persistence and psychological well-being ( Ryan & Deci, 2000 ; Sheldon, Elliot, Kim, & Kasser, 2001 ). Autonomy is characterized by feelings of choice and being able to choose one’s own behavior. Relatedness refers to feeling connectedness

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Kari Roethlisberger, Vista Beasley, Jeffrey Martin, Brigid Byrd, Krista Munroe-Chandler and Irene Muir

persistence ( Boiché, Chalabaev, et al., 2014 ). The current study advances our knowledge by more specifically examining the relationship of pro-feminine beliefs with sport commitment and sport enjoyment ( Brown et al., 2014 ; Crane & Temple, 2015 ). Pro-feminine beliefs may contribute to continued

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Scott W. Ducharme and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

 = .5 represents an uncorrelated signal, equivalent to white noise (Figure  6 ; left column). A scaling exponent of .5 < α ≤ 1.0 indicates long-range persistence, whereby small or large fluctuations are likely to be followed by small or large fluctuations, respectively. In contrast, a scaling exponent

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Matthew Jenkins, Elaine A. Hargreaves and Ken Hodge

-determination theory is a metatheory of human motivation that explains how the reasons underlying a given behavior have consequences for behavioral persistence. According to Deci and Ryan ( 2002 , 2008 ), motivation can be conceptualized as existing along a self-determination continuum that broadly specifies two

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Robert Weinberg, Deanna Morrison, Megan Loftin, Thelma Horn, Elizabeth Goodwin, Emily Wright and Carly Block

performance. Locke and Latham ( 2006 ) have hypothesized that goals are related to task performance primarily through increased levels of confidence (efficacy expectations) and motivation that translate into increased effort and persistence. However, due to individual differences and environmental influences

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Hans van der Mars

’s content standards are also deeply rooted in Hellison’s steadfast focus on the need to build personal and social responsibility skills: His dogged persistence helped shape our profession, but did not always bode well for Don’s career advancement. He persisted anyway . . . . Even those who don’t know of

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Matthew A. Wyon, Roger Wolman, Nicolas Kolokythas, Karen Sheriff, Shaun Galloway and Adam Mattiussi

.jsams.2013.03.007 23619160 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.03.007 10. Verbrugghe M , Verhaeghe S , Lauwaert K , Beeckman D , Van Hecke A . Determinants and associated factors influencing medication adherence and persistence to oral anticancer drugs: a systematic review . Cancer Treat Rev . 2013 ; 39