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ERIC Number: EJ994218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Perception of High School Students in Kuwait Regarding Their Knowledge about Physical Education and the Role of Health Education
Al-Amari, Hanaa; Ziab, Abdulraheem
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p308-313 Jun 2012
This study was designed to assess the perceptions of high school students in Kuwait regarding their knowledge about physical education and the role of health education in promotion. The study was conducted using a questionnaire administered to 250 students (103 male and 147 female) from public high schools, during the school year of (2009), percentage, mean, and standard deviation scores were calculated. The results of the study show that the students possess high level of awareness about the importance of physical education and its effect on health. The perceptions of students differed significantly; the male students had higher levels of perception compared to their counterparts for participating in exercises. With concern for school PE as a vehicle for promoting active life styles, this study suggest that despite differing perceptions, measures have to be included in the curriculum to ensure maximum participation. A co-coordinated, multilevel approach involving schools, communities and policy makers are needed to increase participation in daily, quality PE among all students especially girls students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait