Analysis of Secondary School Students' Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Perceptions towards Physical Education and The Sports Course

Gökhan Arıkan


This study aimed to analyze attitudes and self-sufficiency perceptions of students from different license of sports and students with no sports branches at the secondary school level towards the physical education and sports course. Education should not be based solely on the increased or widespread use of written sources, images, and technological tools and equipment. It is a process in which students are involved in social, mental, and sports activities. However, great emphasis is given to physical education and sports, which have a direct and indirect effect on their physical, mental, emotional and social development, within educational activities. The study included 255 students (120 female, 135 male) studying at two different secondary schools in Şanlıurfa (Vatan secondary school with a sports facility and Ziyaeddin Akbulut secondary school without a sports facility) during the 2019-2020 academic year, and the Physical Education Predisposition Scale was used in the study. The scale is comprised of 11 items. It consists of two factors, namely 'Attitude' (6 items) and 'Self-Efficacy' (5 items). A significant difference between these schools was found based on the findings obtained from this scale. When the results were examined according to the gender variable, it was found that there was a significant difference between male students and female students in terms of the total scale dimension. Again, a significant result in favor of males was found in terms of self-efficacy dimension scores. In terms of sports branches, a significant difference was found between students who are licensed athletes and those who are not. However, no statistical difference was found when examined in terms of the family profession group. According to the attitude dimension results, there was a significant difference between students engaged in basketball and students engaged in handball as well as students without a branch and students engaged in handball. According to the results of the self-efficacy dimension, there was a significant difference between students without a branch and students engaged in basketball as well as those without a license and those engaged in handball. According to our findings, it is thought that the significant difference between the license is related to the reflection of the attitudes of physical education teachers in schools onto the students.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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