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ERIC Number: EJ1019234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Differences in Perceived Competence and Physical Activity Levels during Single-Gender Modified Basketball Game Play in Middle School Physical Education
Slingerland, Menno; Haerens, Leen; Cardon, Greet; Borghouts, Lars
European Physical Education Review, v20 n1 p20-35 Feb 2014
Creating environments in physical education (PE) that foster perceived competence and physical activity during gender-mixed game play lessons is a challenge, especially with adolescent girls. This study is a small experiment in one PE lesson that aimed to increase the perceived competence and in-class physical activity in girls, by applying a single-gender grouping strategy within co-educational classes. A final sample of 216 students (90 girls; 42%) within 13 classes in grades 7-9 (age 11-15) played basketball in mixed-gender and in single-gender teams. The effects on participant's perceived competence and moderate-to-vigorous activity (MVPA) were assessed using questionnaires and heart rate monitors, respectively. Although girls' perceived competence was lower than that of boys, girls' perceived competence increased during single-gender game play. Physical activity levels were high during both mixed-gender and single-gender game play. Playing invasion games (i.e. basketball, handball, soccer) in gender-specific groups could be a useful strategy for PE teachers to implement into their lessons, in order to improve girls' perceived competence during invasion games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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