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MORENO-MURCIA, Juan Antonio et al. Design and Validation of Scales to Measure Communication in Physical Education and Relationship with Intrinsic Motivation. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp.957-967. ISSN 1657-9267.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the strategies of verbal communication, nonverbal communication and avoidance of communication barriers that shows the physical education teacher on the intrinsic motivation of their students. 214 students of Compulsory Secondary Education in physical education classes participated in the study. The Communication Scale in Physical Education (ECEF) and the Avoidance Scale of Communication Barriers in Physical Education (EEBCEF), were designed and validated for this study. The intrinsic motivation was also measured. The results of the analysis of psychometric properties of the two new scales were appropriate, so it can initially be considered valid and reliable instruments. The linear regression analysis showed that the use of strategies to avoid communication barriers is the construct that greater predictive power seems to have on intrinsic motivation of students.

Keywords : Verbal Communication; Nonverbal Communication; Intrinsic Motivation; Physical Education; Scales; Validation; Psychological Test; Quantitative Research.

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