Behzad Behzadnia

Behzad Behzadnia
University of Tabriz · Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology

PhD

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August 2013 - October 2017
Urmia University
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Education
August 2016 - July 2017
University of Rochester
Field of study
  • Motivational Psychology

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Publications (21)
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We tested whether a self-support approach to satisfy basic psychological needs to increase students’ basic need satisfaction, mindfulness, and subjective vitality, and decrease their need frustration, coronavirus, and test anxiety during the novel coronavirus and university final exams. Three hundred and thirty students (Mage = 21.45, SD = 2.66) pa...
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Objectives The present study tested a need-supportive teaching approach to enhance the experience of need satisfaction, autonomous motivation, and well-being, and to decrease need frustration, controlled motivation, amotivation, and ill-being among students with intellectual disability in physical education activities. We further tested the effects...
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Objectives In this study, we examined how students’ perceptions of teachers and parents’ need-supportive and need-thwarting behaviors, related to their intrinsic and extrinsic goal pursuits, and in turn their motivational regulations toward physical activity in virtual physical education lessons over a semester during the Sars-COV2 pandemic. Desig...
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Background: According to self-determination theory [Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci. 2017. “Self-determination theory: Basic psychological needs in motivation, development and wellness” New York, NY: Guilford], teachers’ interpersonal behaviors would relate to students’ behavioral outcomes in physical education. Although a body of research in ph...
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Background: Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this pilot study aimed to test an autonomy-supportive exercise instructing style to promote hedonic (seeking comfort and pleasure) and eudaimonic (seeking to develop the best within one and pursue excellence) orientations, exercise motivation, and psychological well-being of breast cancer sur...
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Considerable research in aging has dealt with elderly people’s health, the main purposes of which are to prevent chronic diseases and increase functional ability. However, psychological well-being is also important for the elderly, so it is crucial to identify psychological factors that would not only help manage health problems in these individual...
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Background: Rapidly spreading the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) worldwide may increase fear and stress, and cost to people’s well-being and their motivation toward activities. In this study, we applied principles from Self-Determination Theory, to develop and test activities to satisfy basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, and re...
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Previous research provides evidence as to the influence of teachers’ autonomy-supportive behaviors on students’ autonomous motivation in physical education (PE). However, few studies have considered the impact of teachers’ autonomy-supportive behaviors on enhancing knowledge structures and motor skills learning in PE. The present study investigated...
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Two main ways in which people seek fulfillment are through hedonia (seeking pleasure, comfort) and eudaimonia (seeking growth, excellence, virtue). Past research on hedonic and eudaimonic orientations has largely focused on these constructs as traits, rather than their pursuit within specific life contexts, and much of the research has been in Nort...
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Objectives: Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), the present study examined whether collegiate physical education (PE) teachers’ autonomy support versus control would relate to college students’ wellness, knowledge, performance, and intentions to persist at physical activity beyond the PE classes. The mediating roles of students’ basic psyc...
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Objectives: This study examined the comparison of exercise self-efficacy and indices of well-being based on different orientations to activities among physically-motion disables and veterans. Method: 123 physically-motion disables and veterans filled the questionnaires of exercise self-efficacy, hedonia and eudaimonia motives for activities, positi...
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The aim of this study was to examine of the factorial structure of the Self- Regulation Questionnaire in college physical education class (SRQ-PE). 277 students were selected by cluster random sampling in Urmia universities. The results of confirmatory factor analysis determined 5-factor model for the structure of the SRQ-PE with 71.03% of total va...
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Grounded on the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000) and achievement goals theory (Ames, 1992; Nicholls, 1989), this study via structural equation modelling, predicted intention to continue in sport from goal orientations and motivations among athlete students. 268 athlete students (Mage = 21.9), in Iranian universities completed a m...
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This study examined basic psychological needs theory, a sub-theory in the self-determination framework, in athlete students. To do this, we examined social-context determinations of well-being among athlete students. Also, the role of basic psychological needs mediators were test. Research design was descriptive-correlational. 234 athlete students...
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Guided by self-determination theory, this research aimed to test the linking model of perceptions of the autonomy-supportive and controlling environment, motivation, and intention to continue sport participation in adolescents. Also, the moderator role of sport’s organizational climate was examined. In this descriptive-correlation study, 288 athlet...
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Background: In the recent decades, the positive psychology considered as an ability of human being which are provided appropriate studies in well-being and happiness domains. In this way, the purpose of current research was to identify the effect of aerobic dancing on psychological well-being of non-athletic male students. Materials and Methods: Th...
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Grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000), the aim of this research was to examine the relationship between basic psychological needs and indices of eudaimonic and hedonic well-being in physical activity of physical-motional disabled males. To this end, 205 physical - motional disabled males from Urmia, Tabriz, and Tehran citi...
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Grounded in the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000), this research examined the effects of perceptions of the parent autonomy-supportive in basic need satisfaction and indices of well-being in athlete male students. The hypothesized mediating role of basic needs was also tested. 440 athlete students in the Eleventh Students Sport Ol...
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Abstract Grounded in the self-determination theory (Deci& Ryan, 1985, 2000), this research examined the effects of perceptions of the parent autonomy-supportive in basic need satisfaction and indices of well-being in athlete male students. The hypothesized mediating role of basic needs was also tested. 440 athlete students in the Eleventh Students...
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The current study aims was at comparing the effects of two training methods Aerobics and Hip-hop on the psychological well-being of male students in Urmia University. The research method was of a quasiexperimental nature in the form of a time-series design using some groups, two experimental groups and group control. Sixty subjects (21.46±1.79 year...

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Previously examined the effect of social-contextual environments on physical activity motives, but how designing environmentals in terms of architecture affect attitudes and motives for physical activity. For instance, some people would prefer to intend in environments for their physical activities which they enjoying because of its beautiful interior architecture and plan.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone kindly shares with me any plan, research and experience and guides.
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I would like to measure behavioral regulations (motivation) in Martial sports, by comparison with Non-Martial Sports.
I am curious to receive either published or unpublished research in this area.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Some researchers would prefer to evaluate athlete`s performance base on actual results obtained by athletes, and other prefer to evaluate subjective perceptions provided by the coaches.
Which one you would prefer? and why?
I mean that how well or poor did athlete perform relative to the other past weeks/months (in team or individual sports)? and the extent to which athletes had progress in the tactical, technical, physical and psychological domains over the past weeks/months?
Please includes your answers base on validate references.
Any help will be appreciate.

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