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ERIC Number: ED206568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Physical Performance, Sex, and Race as Factors in the Attitude of Intermediate School Children Toward Physical Activity.
Greensley, Roy J.; Gronbech, C. Eric
For this study, the physical performance levels of 73 children in grades 4-6 were assessed, and each individual was administered an adaptation of Kenyon's Attitude Toward Physical Activity (ATPA) survey. This instrument measured selected attitudes related to physical activities: social, health and fitness, risk, aesthetic, catharsis, ascetic, victory, and fun. Also analyzed were the time spent actively involved in various activities, media influence on activity areas, and the ability to associate a sports personality with a specific activity. The results indicated no significant difference for physical performance level as a factor in participation in the eight areas tested. Significant differences were found for sex in the areas of social, aesthetic, victory, and fitness. Females scored higher than males in valuing activities for social and aesthetic aspects. Analysis on the basis of race also produced significant differences, in that blacks scored higher in social reasons for participating, while whites scored higher in participating for the risk aspect. No significant differences were found for either race or sex in the areas of health, fun, or catharsis. The adapted ATPA survey is attached. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A