Interactive Strategy Optimizing the Attraction of Physical Activities for Teenagers According to Gender

Chawki Derbali, Fathi Matoussi, Ali Elloumi


This aim of this research is to explore and analyze to what extent the strategies to which physical education didactics
in Tunisia contributed to address the duplication of gender stereotypes. A typical approach with binary choice
regression was applied to analyze data obtained from questionnaires completed by 1326 adolescent students (724
girls and 602 boys) from Tunisia. Results relieved that sport opportunities are limited by the separate expectations of
males and females in physical education and sport settings. The analysis reveals that gender stereotypes affect girls'
sports activities and that is particularly true for sports suitable for boys. The effect of the appropriated stereotype was
significantly higher for sports practices perceived as masculine. The research ends with imminent based on the
distinction between gender skills and gender interest and implications for sport activities in order to enhance
participation, enjoyment, and wellbeing of people in physical education and sport activities. Hence, the need to
develop an internal logic of practice of sports activities by repeating individual and sexual differences.

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