Role of Gender, Enjoyment, Perceived Competence, and Fundamental Movement Skills as Correlates of the Physical Activity Engagement of Finnish Physical Education Students

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dc.contributor.author Kalaja, Sami
dc.contributor.author Jaakkola, Timo
dc.contributor.author Liukkonen, Jarmo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-20T04:42:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-20T04:42:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kalaja, S., Jaakkola, T., Liukkonen, J. & Watt, A. (2010). The role of gender, enjoyment, perceived competence, and fundamental movement skills as correlates of the physical activity engagement of finnish physical education students. Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, 1, 69-87. Retrieved from http://www.sportstudies.org
dc.identifier.issn 2000-088X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/27049
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between enjoyment, perceived physical activity competence, fundamental movement skills, and physical activity engagement of Grade 7 students participating in Finnish physical education. A secondary aim of the study was to examine gender differences in all assessed variables. The participants of the study were 404 Grade 7 students aged 13 years. The sample comprised 210 girls and 194 boys, who were involved in 23 classes taught by 10 physical education teachers at three secondary schools. Physical activity engagement, enjoyment, and perceived physical activity competence were assessed by self-report questionnaires. Locomotor skill was evaluated by the shuttle running test, balance skill by the flamingo standing test, and manipulative skills by the figure-8 dribbling test. Results of a stepwise regression analysis revealed that only perceived physical activity competence was a statistically significant predictor of physical activity engagement. The t-tests revealed that the girls scored better in the balance test, whereas the boys scored better in the shuttle running test. Additionally, the boys perceived higher levels of physical activity competence than the girls. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Malmö university
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum (SSSF)
dc.relation.uri http://www.sportstudies.org
dc.subject.other fyysinen aktiivisuus fi
dc.subject.other motoriset perustaidot fi
dc.subject.other viihtyminen fi
dc.subject.other koettu pätevyys fi
dc.subject.other physical activity en
dc.subject.other fundamental movement skills en
dc.subject.other perceived competence en
dc.subject.other enjoyment en
dc.title Role of Gender, Enjoyment, Perceived Competence, and Fundamental Movement Skills as Correlates of the Physical Activity Engagement of Finnish Physical Education Students
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011052010889
dc.subject.kota 315
dc.contributor.laitos Liikuntatieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Sport Sciences en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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