. Revista de Educaţie Fizică, Sport şi Ştiinte Conexe
AN EXAMINATION OF TURKISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO GENDER AND GRADE LEVEL
23 noiembrie 2011
Domeniu:
Erturan Ilker G., Arslan Y., Demirhan G.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to determine gender and grade differences in Turkish high school students’ attitudes toward physical education. Participants consisted of 1604 (807 girls and 797 boys) voluntary 9, 10 and 11th grade (616 9th graders, 534 10th graders and 454 11th graders) students ( Age=15.67±1.19) attending three public high schools in central Ankara in Turkey. Attitudes toward Physical Education and Sport Scale which was developed by Demirhan and Altay (13) was used. The Attitudes toward Physical Education and Sport Scale was administered to high school students by first author in 2008-2009 spring semester. Independent Samples t- test was employed to investigate gender differences and ANOVA was employed to investigate grade level differences on The Attitudes toward Physical Education and Sport Scale total score. The findings showed that the Turkish high school students’ attitudes toward physical education were neutral and it did not change according to gender and grade level. Students experience positive cognitive and affective outcomes as a result of their participation to physical education classes. To ensure children are motivated to participate in physical education, physical education teachers should obtain opportunities for all students to experienced achievement regardless of their talent.
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