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ERIC Number: EJ1163886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2304-9650
Attitudes and Preferences of Children Living in Orphanage towards Physical Education Lessons
Bendíková, Elena; Nemcek, Dagmar
European Journal of Contemporary Education, v6 n4 p664-673 2017
Background: The key factor that affects the success of shaping positive attitudes towards the regular life-long performance of a physical activity is the students' level of inner motivation. This is influenced, among other things, by their family background, the educational institution that they attend and the educator's competencies. Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse the attitudes of children (students) who are living in orphanage in physical education (P.E.) classes. Method: We analysed the data of 50 orphan students (22 boys and 28 girls, age 14.5 ± 2.13 years) attending the second stage of elementary schools in Slovakia. Results: P.E. is among the students who are living in orphanage popular teaching subject. Almost half of orphan students considered P.E. to be an important subject, expressed having high evaluation of their feelings and are assiduous during P.E. classes. They prefer mostly team sports. There were not any significant differences between orphan boys and girls with regards to their attitudes towards P.E. lessons, neither from the view of preferences in P.E. classes. We discovered that there were not any significant differences between boys and girls living in orphanage with regards to their attitudes towards P.E. lessons, neither from the view of preferences in P.E. classes. Conclusion: The present study suggests that P.E. teachers create a space to integrate orphan students among the other students to be fully socialised. This will increase the popularity of P.E. and allow physical activities to become a regular part of students' leisure activities. The scientific paper was supported by grant projects VEGA nr. 1/0726/17 & 1/0242/17.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia
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