Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

The comparison of the attitudes of students from different high schools within Turkish education system towards Physical Education and Sports

Hakkı Çoknaz
  • Hakkı Çoknaz
  • Abant Ä°zzet Baysal University, College of Physical Education and Sport, Physical Education Department, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 20 November 2015
  •  Accepted: 22 December 2015
  •  Published: 23 December 2015

Abstract

The aim of this research is to set forth the attitudes of students from different high schools within Turkish education system towards physical education and sports class. 99 students from Sports High School, 195 from Vocational High School, 313 from Anatolian High School, 158 from Fine Arts High School, 255 from Imam Hatip High School, 192 from Science High School, 171 from Social Sciences High School, in total 1383 students participated in this research. “Physical Education and Sports Attitude Scale” is used in order to measure students’ attitudes towards physical education class. This scale is composed of 12 positive and 12 negative, in total 24 items and developed by Demirhan and Altay. In data analysis independent Samples T-Test is used for the comparison of two groups, and One-Way ANOVA is used for independent groups. When a difference is detected, in order to find the source group of the difference, Tukey Test with significance of p< 0.05 is used. It is found that students’ attitude scores towards physical education class are high (100.27+13.39).  Also it is obtained that there is a statistical difference in students’ attitude scores towards physical education class according to their school type (p<0.001), grade (p<0.001) and gender (p<0.01). As a result of this study, it was found that students' attitude towards physical education class differ according to school type, grade and gender.

Key words: Physical education, attitude, high school.