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Job pressure and ill-health in physical education teachers: The mediating role of psychological need thwarting
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, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom ; , University of Birmingham, United Kingdom ; , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain ; , University of Western Sydney, Australia

TATE Volume 37, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Drawing from self-determination theory, this study examined the interplay among PE teachers' (N = 364) self-reported perceptions of job pressure, psychological need thwarting, burnout, and somatic complaints. Structural equation modeling indicated that autonomy, competence, and relatedness need thwarting were predicted by teachers' perceptions of job pressure. In turn, the thwarting of each need was positively associated with burnout; the thwarting of the need for competence also predicted somatic complaints. Mediation analyses supported the explanatory role of need thwarting. The findings point to the understudied construct of need thwarting as a promising underlying mechanism for explaining negative health-related outcomes in teachers.

Citation

Bartholomew, K.J., Ntoumanis, N., Cuevas, R. & Lonsdale, C. (2014). Job pressure and ill-health in physical education teachers: The mediating role of psychological need thwarting. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 37(1), 101-107. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 28, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 31, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2013.10.006

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