David González-Cutre

David González-Cutre
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Centro de Investigación del Deporte

PhD
Interested in physical education, motivation and physical activity promotion in different populations

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Introduction
I'm working on research projects related to: (1) Physical education and promotion of healthy habits; (2) Promotion of physical activity in obese people and cancer patients; (3) The effect of novelty in human motivation. My research is based on self-determination theory, combining quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Publications (107)
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Teachers’ behaviour is a key factor that influences students’ motivation. Many theoretical models have tried to explain this influence, with one of the most thoroughly researched being self-determination theory (SDT). We used a Delphi method to create a classification of teacher behaviours consistent with SDT. This is useful because SDT-based inter...
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Puede descargar gratuitamente el capítulo, así como el libro completo en el siguiente enlace: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1 You can download the chapter for free, as well as the complete book (in Spanish) at the following link: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1
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Puede descargar gratuitamente el capítulo, así como el libro completo en el siguiente enlace: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1 You can download the chapter for free, as well as the complete book (in Spanish) at the following link: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1
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Puede descargar gratuitamente el capítulo, así como el libro completo en el siguiente enlace: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1 You can download the chapter for free, as well as the complete book (in Spanish) at the following link: https://doi.org/10.26754/uz.978-84-18321-22-1
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Purpose: Adolescents' and parents' experiences within a multidimensional school-based physical activity intervention grounded on self-determination theory were explored. Method: Qualitative data from 29 adolescents (aged 15-17 years) and three parents on behalf of the total students' families were collected via participant observation (research dia...
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This study examines trends in the rates of active commuting to school (ACS) in Spanish children (n=18,343; 8.93±1.68) and adolescents (n=18,438; 14.11±1.58) aged 6‐18 years from 2010 to 2017. Given the study period included the economic crisis in Spain (2008‐2013), the second aim of this study was to compare ACS rates during and after the economic...
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This study explored basic psychological needs (BPN) experiences, motivation to continue living, and psychological well-being in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients during adjuvant treatment. Qualitative data from 30 participants (ten CRC patients, ten relatives and ten healthcare professionals) were collected by performing two sets of semi-structured...
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The objective of this research was to analyse the relationship between the perception of the teacher educators' instructional style and the intention to choose teaching as a career, as reported by pre-service teachers. A longitudinal panel study was designed based on Self-Determination Theory. The participants were 429 pre-service teachers. The res...
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This PhD thesis includes a set of studies addressing 1) psychosocial effects of surgery and physical activity (PA) in bariatric patients, 2) the role of social discourses such as healthism in the experiences of weight stigmatization, 3) changes on bariatric patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL), PA levels, and exercise motivation derived...
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Novelty satisfaction has recently been associated with positive outcomes in physical education (PE) lessons. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study aimed to examine the relationships between need-supportive teaching behaviours in PE and students’ satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPNs), novelty satisfaction, and intention to be...
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This study analyses how the discourse of healthism contributes to the social construction of weight stigma in women with higher-weight. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine women who had undergone bariatric surgery and had lived with higher-weight during many years. A thematic analysis from a latent and constructionist persp...
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Based on self-determination theory (SDT), the present study aimed to investigate whether adolescents’ perception of autonomy support to adopt a healthy lifestyle from their class tutor, family, peers, and physical education teacher was related to adolescents’ self-reported moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The role played by perceived...
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Objective This study examines the associations between pre-to post-intervention changes in motivation and physical activity (PA) levels of bariatric patients involved in a 6-month postoperative PA program based on self-determination theory (SDT). We also explore the extent to which patients’ perception of autonomy support and basic psychological ne...
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The aim of this study is to evaluate a theoretical model for analyzing the influence of need satisfaction, need thwarting, motivation, enjoyment, boredom, and exhaustion in physical education on the intention to be physically active. In addition, we examined the mediation effect of motivation between psychological basic needs and the intention to b...
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This research aimed to adapt the teachers', parents', and peers' Spanish versions of the Perceived Autonomy Support Scale for Exercise Settings to the active commuting to and from school context (Perceived Autonomy Support Scale for Active Commuting to and from School, PASS-ACS) among children and adolescents. In Study 1 (n = 236 students), a four-...
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Purpose: Self-determination theory (SDT) has been widely used as a useful motivational framework for improving long-term adherence to physical activity (PA) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a 6-month motivational PA intervention (MPAI) on bariatric patients’ PA levels and HRQoL from pre...
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Purpose To explore the barriers that colorectal cancer patients (stage II and III) perceive to participate in physical activity (PA) when involved in adjuvant chemotherapy. Views of relatives and physicians concerning this issue were also included. Method Qualitative data from ten patients, ten relatives, and ten health professionals were obtained...
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The purpose of this research was to test novelty as a candidate basic psychological need according to the inclusion criteria established within basic psychological needs theory (BPNT). Two cross-sectional studies with 303 (Mage = 33.50, SD = 12.95; 58.41% female) and 598 (Mage = 35.47, SD = 11.89; 54.18% female) Spanish adults were conducted in phy...
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Introduction: Autonomy, competence, and relatedness need satisfaction has been associated with several health-related outcomes in multiple life domains. However, no studies have analysed the role of these needs in an active commuting to and from school context. Grounded in self-determination theory, this research aimed to adapt the Spanish physical...
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The need for novelty has recently been proposed as a candidate basic psychological need within self-determination theory. The aim of this qualitative study was to throw more light on this issue, by exploring the perceived importance that bariatric patients gave to novelty in general life and in a physical activity program in which they participated...
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RESUMEN Actualmente existe suficiente evidencia que da apoyo teórico y empírico al modelo trans-contextual de la motivación (MTC) como una teoría eficiente para predecir la actividad física (AF). A partir de los postulados del MTC, el objetivo de este trabajo fue presentar estrategias motivacionales para promocionar la AF del alumnado en edad escol...
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Objectives: To evaluate the associations of physical education (PE) with school violence and bullying. Design: Systematic review. Method: Using a systematic search in Medline, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and Scopus, relevant studies with a quantitative and qualitative design were identified that met previously established eligibility cr...
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Purpose: Physical activity (PA) is considered essential for the treatment of morbid obesity and the optimization of bariatric surgery outcomes. The objective of this article was to identify the facilitators and barriers that bariatric patients perceived to do PA one year after finishing a PA programme for the promotion of a long-term active lifesty...
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Estrategias motivacionales para la promoción de la actividad física en niños y adolescentes desde el contexto escolar se presenta como una guía de estrategias para promocionar la práctica de la actividad física desde el ámbito educativo. La propuesta práctica se sustenta en el modelo trans-contextual de la motivación, uno de los modelos teóricos m...
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Novelty has recently been suggested as a potential basic psychological need within self-determination theory. Taking into account the lack of research on this new construct, the purpose of this study was to show the role of novelty satisfaction in physical education, analyzing its relations with some outcomes that are relevant for academic achievem...
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Guided by self‐determination theory, the purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the previous experiences of living with morbid obesity of 10 postbariatric patients enrolled in a physical activity programme. Qualitative data were collected through interviews and diarized observations. A thematic analysis revealed that participants suf...
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This study provides an in-depth analysis of the psychosocial benefits that 10 post-bariatric patients (nine female, 31–59 years) perceived from their participation in an exercise program grounded in self-determination theory. Qualitative data were collected through observations and interviews. Participants reported many factors which facilitated ba...
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La curiosidad y el interés por cosas nuevas son aspectos que caracterizan a los niños desde su nacimiento. Su deseo de descubrir, conocer y aprender les estimula a indagar constantemente en su interacción con el entorno. En este sentido, la necesidad de novedad podría ser una necesidad psicológica básica, innata y presente en todos los individuos,...
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El objetivo de este artículo es explicar la didáctica de la educación física desde una perspectiva motivacional, tratando de ayudar al profesorado a promover la práctica autónoma de actividad física entre el alumnado. Para ello, en un primer apartado se exponen los conceptos establecidos por la teoría de la autodeterminación, mostrando la importanc...
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Different studies of patients with colorectal cancer have shown that physical activity has positive physical and psychosocial effects. However, most patients do not comply with the recommended criteria of physical activity. The aim of the present study was to analyze, by means of a systematic review of the literature, the factors associated with ph...
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Qualitative evaluations of school-based interventions for physical activity promotion are seldom undertaken, but can provide important insights into unforeseen limitations and consequences of interventions. These understandings can help the refinement of those aspects of school intervention implementation that are not easily identified a priori via...
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El objetivo del estudio ha sido determinar cómo la realización de una sesión de ejercicio físico se relaciona con el bienestar psicológico (entendido como vitalidad subjetiva y estado afectivo), la calidad del sueño y la intención de práctica futura de actividad física. Además, un objetivo secundario ha sido validar de forma exploratoria una escala...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el poder de predicción de las creencias implícitas de habilidad, las orientaciones de meta y la percepción de competencia deportiva sobre el conocimiento procedimental en jugadores de baloncesto. En la investigación participaron 339 jugadores de edades comprendidas entre los 12 y 15 años. Se les midió la ori...
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The authors analyzed the effects of a multidimensional intervention to promote physical activity (PA) in school, based on self-determination theory. The study involved 88 students, between 14 and 17 years old, who were divided into a control group (n = 59) and an experimental group (n = 29). In the experimental group, a 6-month intervention was con...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar si existían diferencias según género en el tiempo empleado por los adolescentes en actividad sedentaria y actividad física ligera, moderada y vigorosa en diferentes segmentos horarios del día. Estas diferencias se analizaron tanto entre semana como en fin de semana. La muestra inicial de este estudio se comp...
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Purpose: Based on self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between social physique anxiety and intention to be physically active, while taking into account the mediating effects of the basic psychological needs and behavioral regulations in exercise. Method: Having obtained parents' prior consent, 390...
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A fundamental tenet of self-determination theory is that the satisfaction of three basic, innate psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness is necessary for optimal functioning. The aim of this research was to propose novelty as a basic psychological need in self-determination theory and develop a new measure to assess novelty ne...
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This study analyses the validity of the self-report questionnaire Seven Day Physical Activity Recall (7 Day-PAR) in Spanish adolescents. For this purpose, we analysed the relations of 7 Day-PAR data with accelerometer data (concurrent validity) and with the aerobic physical fitness and body fat percentage of the sample (criterion validity). The stu...
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Obesity has become one of the major health problems in current industrialized societies. The negative impact of morbid obesity (defined as having a Body Mass Index>40 kg/m2) in the health-related quality of life of patients is significant. Bariatric surgery is currently considered an effective treatment to achieve sustained weight loss in patients...
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The aim of this study was to add the measure of integrated regulation in physical education to the Perceived Locus of Causality Scale (PLOC). Eight hundred and fifty eight first-year post-compulsory secondary school students, mean age 16.72 years, participated in this study. Confirmatory factor analysis showed acceptable goodness-of-fit indices for...
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The aim of this study was to analyze a motivational model of flow state in competition. 128 elite judokas (68 boys and 60 girls, M age = 17.05) completed questionnaires about basic psychological needs, motivation and mood states in a training context, 15 days before a competition in which flow was measured. Results showed that satisfaction of compe...
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The postulates of self-determination theory advocate the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence and relatedness) to achieve more positive motivation and well-being. The Basic Needs Satisfaction in General Scale (BNSG-S) was created to measure the satisfaction of these needs in life. Its psychometric properties have recently...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the relations between three dimensions of the structured teaching environment (promotion of theoretical knowledge, physical learning, and health improvement) in physical education (PE) and the adoption of health-related behaviors by students. The study adopted a two-occasion longitudinal design based on self-de...
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This study analyzed the time adolescents spend on active video games, sedentary screen media, and conventional physical activity as well as the interrelationships between these variables. Data were collected from 570 Spanish adolescents (15-16 years old) who completed a self-report questionnaire. A path analysis was carried out to analyze the relat...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of autonomous (i.e., autonomy support from parents and peers) and controlling (i.e., social physique anxiety) social factors on future intention to exercise, integrating the distal (i.e., basic psychological needs satisfaction and self-determined motivation) and proximal (i.e., attitudes, perceived b...
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Based on self-determination theory, the objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between the reasons for exercise and its reported weekly frequency in a representative sample of an adult urban population. A total of 918 inhabitants, aged between 16 and 89, participated in this study answering the Spanish version of the Exercise Mo...
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El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido comprobar si la exposición a diferentes intensidades de actividad física aguda ocasionaba cambios en el bienestar psicológico (vitalidad subjetiva y estado afectivo), la calidad del sueño y la motivación intrínseca situacional en estudiantes adolescentes en clases de educación física. Para ello, 120 estudiantes (...
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RESUMEN Basado en la teoría de la autodeterminación, el objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el efecto de predicción que tuvo la satisfacción percibida de las tres necesidades psicológicas básicas en la EF recibida durante la educación secundaria obligatoria sobre diferentes conductas relacionadas con la salud al inicio del bachiller, teniendo en...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue validar la versión española del Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire (PACSQ) dentro del contexto de la Educación Física (EF). La muestra estuvo compuesta por 858 estudiantes, de edades comprendidas entre 15 y 21 años. Las propiedades psicométricas del PACSQ fueron analizadas a través de varios análisis....
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Based on self-determination theory (SDT), the goal of this study was to analyze the relation between satisfaction of basic psychological needs, types of motivation to exercise, and social physique anxiety (SPA). Participants in the study were 398 secondary education students, aged between 12 and 19 years, who completed questionnaires that measured...
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The original trans-contextual model of motivation proposed that autonomy support from teachers develops students' autonomous motivation in physical education (PE), and that autonomous motivation is transferred from PE contexts to physical activity leisure-time contexts, and predicts attitudes, perceived behavioral control and subjective norms, and...
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The postulates of self-determination theory have been frequently gauged by a measure of motivation quality called self-determination index (SDI). This index relies on an interactional hypothesis. According to this hypothesis, intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation are not independent constructs; on the contrary, when one increases the other...
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The study analyzed the motivational differences between physical education students, athletes and non competitive exercisers. Furthermore, the predictive power of perceived motivational climate and types of motivation on the autotelic experience propensity in the three contexts was examined. Three different samples were used: 895 physical education...
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En este capítulo se hace una revisión teórica del modelo trans-contextual de la motivación, exponiendo sus postulados y mostrando su evolución en los últimos 10 años. Este modelo trata de explicar cómo a través de las clases de educación física se puede influir motivacionalmente para que los niños y adolescentes practiquen actividad física en su ti...
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The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish version of Motl and Conroy's model of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS-7). To achieve this goal, a sample of 398 secondary school students was used, and the psychometric properties of the SPAS-7 were examined through different analyses. The results supported the seven-item model, although...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of a school-based intervention to promote physical activity, utilising the postulates of the trans-contextual model of motivation. The study examined two separate classes of elementary school students (mean age 11.28 years), one of which served as the control group (n = 26) and the other as the exper...
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The purpose of this study was to validate the Parent-Initiated Motivational Climate Questionnaire-2 (PIMCQ-2) in the Spanish context. To achieve this goal, a sample of 108 tennis players aged between 12 and 17 was used. The psychometric properties of the PIMCQ-2 were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and an an...
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The objective of this study was to use self-determination theory to analyze the relationships of several motivational variables with exercise dependence. The study involved 531 exercisers, ranging in age from 16 to 60 years old, who responded to differentquestionnaires assessing perception of motivational climate, satisfaction of basic psychologica...
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Resumen El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar las diferencias en dependencia del ejercicio según el sexo, la edad y las actividades físicas practicadas. Participaron 531 usuarios de centros de acondicionamiento físico (fitness) (51,4% hombres y 48,6% mujeres) con edades comprendidas entre los 16 y 60 años (M= 29,62; DT= 8,97). Se administró la v...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the interaction between different contextual motivations and exercise motivation. The sample consisted of 449 exercisers aged between 16 and 53 years. Questionnaires were used to measure the satisfaction of basic psychological needs, self-determined motivation and the autotelic experience during exercise. The le...
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The purpose of this study was to test an explanatory model of the relationships between physical self-concept and some healthy habits. A sample of 472 adolescents aged 16 to 20 answered different questionnaires assessing physical self-concept, physical activity, intention to be physically active and consumption of alcohol and tobacco. The results o...
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The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish version of the Exercise Dependence Scale-Revised (EDS-R). To achieve this goal, a sample of 531 sport center users was used and the psychometric properties of the EDS-R were examined through different analyses. The results supported both the first-order seven-factor model and the higher-order mo...
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Introducción: la Educación Física supone un medio excelente para desarrollar conocimientos y actitudes positivas hacia la actividad física. Por ello, parece necesario investigar los factores que pueden incidir en que los estudiantes alcancen una motivación positiva en esta asignatura. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar los efectos de interven...
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This paper presents an exploratory study on the postmaterialist tendency and practice of sports centre users. The paper is based on the Inglehart framework about postmaterialist cultural change and the self-determination theory proposed by Deci and Ryan. The aim of this study was to explore the possible differences between materialist and postmater...