A PhD scholarship to investigate the impact of ‘variety-support’ in three primary physical activity settings for adolescents

PhD Scholarship: The impact of variety in physical activity settings in adolescents

Friday, 17 March 2017


A PhD scholarship is available for The Variety Study: An examination of the impact of ‘variety-support’ on autonomous motivation and well-being in adolescents in key physical activity settings, under the supervision of Dr Narelle Eather.

The overarching aim of this study is to investigate the impact of providing ‘variety-support’ in three primary physical activity settings; including group exercise classes, secondary school physical education, and community sport, on motivation, engagement and well-being in adolescents.

In conducting this research project you will:

  1. Create new knowledge regarding the value of variety as a unique and complimentary psychological experience within Self-Determination Theory (SDT)
  2. Provide evidence-based recommendations for improving the delivery of exercise programs, PE and community sport programs, to motivate and engage adolescents.
  3. Produce a scale for the measurement of variety-support for adolescents

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship value: $26,282 p.a., indexed in January each year. The scholarship is for a period of 3 and a half years commencing no later than November 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Bachelor Degree in Health and Physical Education / Sports Science / Human Movement / Health or related field

2. Honours (Class 1 or equivalent) or Masters Degree or GPA of 5.25 or higher (with relevant research experience)

This scholarship is for domestic students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest.

Contact: Dr Narelle Eather
Email: narelle.eather@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: 0425302312

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 June 2017

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