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Decline in enjoyment of physical education among culturally and linguistically diverse youth

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Enjoyment of physical education (PE) is frequently cited as a

    legitimate outcome in many PE curricula in Organisation for Economic

    Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations (Dudley et al., 2011). The

    purpose of this study was to examine how student enjoyment of PE changed

    during the first two years of secondary schooling in Australia. Participants were

    586 students enrolled in six culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)

    secondary schools (2 x co-educational, 2 x all girls’ and 2 x all boys’). A

    prospective cohort design was used with data collected using the Physical

    Activity Enjoyment Scale (PE version) (PACES PE). There was a small

    (MD = –1.8, d = –0.30) but significant (p < .001) decline in overall enjoyment

    of PE between Grade 7 and Grade 8. The decline in enjoyment of PE was

    greatest among girls (regardless of school-type) and having to change uniforms

    had the largest negative effect (d = –0.42) of that decline. Peer relationships

    had the largest negative effect (d = –0.40) on boys enjoyment of PE. It is

    recommended that schools examine PE uniform policies and increasing teacher

    and peer support strategies in PE to maintain enjoyment during middle/high

    school.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Dudley, D. A., Okely, A. D., Pearson, P., Caputi, P. & Cotton, W. G. (2013). Decline in enjoyment of physical education among culturally and linguistically diverse youth. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 1 (4), 408-425.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/536

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 408

End Page


  • 425

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Enjoyment of physical education (PE) is frequently cited as a

    legitimate outcome in many PE curricula in Organisation for Economic

    Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations (Dudley et al., 2011). The

    purpose of this study was to examine how student enjoyment of PE changed

    during the first two years of secondary schooling in Australia. Participants were

    586 students enrolled in six culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)

    secondary schools (2 x co-educational, 2 x all girls’ and 2 x all boys’). A

    prospective cohort design was used with data collected using the Physical

    Activity Enjoyment Scale (PE version) (PACES PE). There was a small

    (MD = –1.8, d = –0.30) but significant (p < .001) decline in overall enjoyment

    of PE between Grade 7 and Grade 8. The decline in enjoyment of PE was

    greatest among girls (regardless of school-type) and having to change uniforms

    had the largest negative effect (d = –0.42) of that decline. Peer relationships

    had the largest negative effect (d = –0.40) on boys enjoyment of PE. It is

    recommended that schools examine PE uniform policies and increasing teacher

    and peer support strategies in PE to maintain enjoyment during middle/high

    school.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Dudley, D. A., Okely, A. D., Pearson, P., Caputi, P. & Cotton, W. G. (2013). Decline in enjoyment of physical education among culturally and linguistically diverse youth. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 1 (4), 408-425.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/536

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 408

End Page


  • 425

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom