ERIC Number: EJ1013144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Negative Experiences in Physical Education and Sport: How Much Do They Affect Physical Activity Participation Later in Life?
Cardinal, Bradley J.; Yan, Zi; Cardinal, Marita K.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n3 p49-53 2013
People's feelings toward physical activity are often influenced by memories of their childhood experiences in physical education and sport. Unfortunately, many adults remember negative experiences, which may affect their desire to maintain a physically active lifestyle. A survey that asked 293 students about recollections from their childhood or youth physical education and sport experiences revealed that participants who had been picked or chosen last for a team had a significant reduction in physical activity later in life. Long recognized as an "inappropriate" instructional practice by NASPE, "captains picking teams" still occurs in some physical education and sport settings. With the increase in sedentary lifestyles and related health problems, teachers and coaches must consider the long-term effects of their use of potentially negative practices with children and youths in physical education and sport settings. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Team Sports, Athletics, Student Surveys, Negative Attitudes, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Tables (Data), Group Membership, Social Isolation, Student Experience, Participation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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