Gendered Preferences in Selecting Physical Education Activity Skills Courses: A Study of a Taiwanese and a United States University

Shan-Hui Hsu, Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson, Jeremy Lackman, Kipchumba Byron


The purposes of this study were to examine the role of basic physical education curriculum in two universities and to ascertain how gender influenced Physical Education (PE) activity skills enrollment over a 10-year period. Researchers employed a cross-cultural quantitative approach. Data collection involved 127,956 students from a Taiwan university and a United States university. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics and multiple regressions calculated with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings reveal differences and significant trends in: (a) the relationship between curriculum structures at the two institutions, (b) gender enrollment over years, and (c) the types of physical education activity skills courses taken.

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International Research in Higher Education  ISSN 2380-9183 (Print)  ISSN 2380-9205 (Online)

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