Upper Elementary School Student Perceptions of Physical Education: High Attitude and Moderate/Low Attitudes

Authors

  • Sharon R. Phillips Hofstra University
  • Eve Bernstein Queens College
  • Stephen Silverman Teachers College, Columbia University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2019-V76-I4-8977

Keywords:

elementary school, physical education, perceptions, attitudes, class organization

Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of upper elementary school students toward physical education (PE). High and moderate/low attitude students (N = 16) participated. Two themes emerged: (a) it is important to have fun in PE (students are excited to go to PE, PE is their favorite class, the teacher influences perceptions of fun) and (b) class activities are important (moderate/low students enjoyed team problem solving, fitness activities were controversial). The results suggest that class organization and content influence perceptions.Subscribe to TPE

Published

2019-10-15

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