Self-Regulated Learning and Perceived Health Among Students Participating in University Physical Activity Classes Academic Article uri icon


  • Three hundred and sixty-one students participating in university physical activity classes completed questionnaires assessing perceived health and self-regulated learning. In addition, 20 students (11 men; 9 women) were interviewed about their reasons for enrolling, participation and goals in the class. Results indicated the students endorsed intrinsic regulation, were autonomous, and the males scored significantly higher on intrinsic regulation and perceived health. Of four regulators, intrinsic regulation predicted student perceived health. The social nature of regulation also cannot be overlooked in providing practicable opportunities and relationships that influence learning in university physical activity classes.

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author list (cited authors)

  • McBride, R. E., & Xiang, P.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • McBride, Ron E||Xiang, Ping

publication date

  • January 2013