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College students perception on physical education classes during their high school days


Omar Fauzee, Mohd Sofian and Jamalis, Marjohan and Yusof, Aminuddin and M., Zarina and Omar Dev, Roxana Dev and M. Y., Hassan Padli and A. G., Norazemi and A. R., Junaidi and Mohamed, Ani Masliana Dewi and Abdul Latif, Rozita and Johar, Mastura and Nazaruddin, Mohd Nizam (2009) College students perception on physical education classes during their high school days. European Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (4). pp. 69-76. ISSN 1450-2267


This purpose of this study is to identify and investigate whether there are similarities or differences between genders regarding the perceptions on physical activities of college university students in one of the largest University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The focus was on three main categories, namely general knowledge, physical education and scientific basis of physical activities. Each category contained questions which serve to evaluate their perceptions about physical activities. The questionnaire was adapted from a journal article on a study done by Mowatt, DePauw and Hulac (1988). This study investigates the perceptions of 113 students (55 males; 65 females) aged between 19 and 25 about physical activities, using the above-mentioned categories. Results of the t-test showed significant differences for general knowledge, t(23) = 3.9, p<0.05 between male students (M = 20.05, SD = 2.13) and female students (M = 18.51, SD = 2.20). Significant differences between gender were also found for scientific basis, t(23) = 2.25, p<0.05. However, in the physical education category, t(23) = 1.61, p>0.05 no significant differences in means were found between the male and female students.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Sport Academy
Publisher: Eurojournals
Keywords: College students; Gender; Perceptions; Physical education
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 09:45
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 09:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13625
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