Post-primary school pupil's interest in physical education: age and gender differences.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98964
Title:
Post-primary school pupil's interest in physical education: age and gender differences.
Authors:
van Wersch, A. (Anna); Trew, K. (Karen); Turner, I. (Irene)
Affiliation:
Queen's University, Belfast. School of Psychology.
Citation:
van Wersch, A., Trew, K. and Turner, I. (1992) 'Post-primary school pupil's interest in physical education: age and gender differences', The British Journal of Educational Psychology, 62 (1), pp.56-72.
Journal:
The British Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue Date:
Feb-1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98964
PubMed ID:
1558812
Abstract:
Interest in Physical Education (PE) was studied in 3,344 11 to 18 year-old school children. Five aspects of educational importance (PE connotation, PE status, PE teacher, PE curriculum, and adolescent disturbances in relation to the PE lesson) were identified, and examined in relation to pupils' interest. For the younger age groups girls' interest in PE was significantly higher than that of the boys, while after the age of 14 the reverse was the case. The status of PE as a school subject was found to be the most important variable for interest in PE. The contribution of the PE teacher to pupils' level of interest was the least important of the factors examined. The results are discussed in terms of the differing importance for boys and girls of sport in social status systems for peer popularity. Suggestions for changes to PE lessons are offered.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
adolescent; age; attitudes; curriculum; female; gender; Humans; male; personality; physical education and training; health; factors; identity; development
ISSN:
0007-0998
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2010]
Citation Count:
13 [Scopus, 17/05/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.contributor.authorTrew, K. (Karen)en
dc.contributor.authorTurner, I. (Irene)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-17T10:08:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-17T10:08:47Z-
dc.date.issued1992-02-
dc.identifier.citationThe British Journal of Educational Psychology; 62 (1):56-72en
dc.identifier.issn0007-0998-
dc.identifier.pmid1558812-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98964-
dc.description.abstractInterest in Physical Education (PE) was studied in 3,344 11 to 18 year-old school children. Five aspects of educational importance (PE connotation, PE status, PE teacher, PE curriculum, and adolescent disturbances in relation to the PE lesson) were identified, and examined in relation to pupils' interest. For the younger age groups girls' interest in PE was significantly higher than that of the boys, while after the age of 14 the reverse was the case. The status of PE as a school subject was found to be the most important variable for interest in PE. The contribution of the PE teacher to pupils' level of interest was the least important of the factors examined. The results are discussed in terms of the differing importance for boys and girls of sport in social status systems for peer popularity. Suggestions for changes to PE lessons are offered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2010]en
dc.subjectadolescenten
dc.subjectageen
dc.subjectattitudesen
dc.subjectcurriculumen
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectpersonalityen
dc.subjectphysical education and trainingen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectfactorsen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectdevelopmenten
dc.titlePost-primary school pupil's interest in physical education: age and gender differences.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentQueen's University, Belfast. School of Psychology.en
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Educational Psychologyen
ref.citationcount13 [Scopus, 17/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardvan Wersch, A., Trew, K. and Turner, I. (1992) 'Post-primary school pupil's interest in physical education: age and gender differences', The British Journal of Educational Psychology, 62 (1), pp.56-72.en

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