Title

The psychosocial influences on participation rates within secondary school physical education

Date of this Version

6-22-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published version

Morrison, S., & Nash, S. (2012). The psychosocial influences on participation rates within secondary school physical education. Journal of Physical Education and Sport (JPES), 12(2), Art 24, pp.147 – 156

Access the journal

2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 170114; 130106

© Copyright JPES, 2012

ISSN

2247-8051

Abstract

This paper examines the social and psychological factors that affect young people's participation in secondary school physical education (PE). It examines the factors that contribute to the quality of physical education experiences. The findings conformed to previous research done in this field, where there were many differences in various social and psychological aspects of PE. Differences in growth and maturation of youths were found to be significant in the way that pupils behave within school and how these adolescents change over time. It was also shown that providing pupils with a choice helps to increase participation rates and enjoyment.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.