TITLE

Reasons for the Selection or Nonselection of Physical Education Studies by Year 12 Girls

AUTHOR(S)
Browne, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1992, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p402
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Western Australia from 1984 to 1988, enrollment in Physical Education Studies by Year 12 girls decreased from 44% to 37%. The present study wanted to ascertain reasons why girls were disposed or not disposed toward selecting this subject. A questionnaire was administered to 103 girls taking Physical Education Studies and 103 girls not taking it in eight government secondary schools. Analyses revealed that girls taking Physical Education Studies liked physical activity, thought physical education classes were fun, appreciated the break from the classroom, felt it helped to keep them fit, enjoyed learning new skills, liked the sports offered, and perceived themselves as being good at physical education. The most important reasons given by girls for not selecting Physical Education Studies were that other subjects were more important to their career plans, that they could not fit it into their timetable, that they obtained enough exercise out of school, and that there was too much competitive activity.
ACCESSION #
20751892

 

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