About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Amotivation; External regulation; Identified regulation; Intrinsic motivation
Description This instrument has been validated for use with PE in the ≤18 population and measures situational motivation.
Example Why are you currently engaged in this activity?... I do this activity but I am not sure if it is worth it
Link https://selfdeterminationtheory.org/SDT/documents/2000_GuayVallerandBlanchard_MO.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 14
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α rho= .78
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA SB-Chi-square(71)= 156.53
TLI= .99
RMSEA= .05
SRMR= .05
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Phi = [-.51, .95] between SIMS latent factor scores in the UK and Hong Kong
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Lonsdale, C., Sabiston, C. M., Taylor, I. M., & Ntoumanis, N. (2011). Measuring student motivation for physical education: examining the psychometric properties of the perceived locus of causality questionnaire and the situational motivation scale. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12(3), 284-292. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.11.003