A salutogenic approach towards the views of girls PE during the transition between years 7, 8 and 9

Harris, Charlotte, L. (2017) A salutogenic approach towards the views of girls PE during the transition between years 7, 8 and 9. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This study explored the views of girl’s physical education (PE) during the transition between years 7-9 through a salutogenic approach. Participants included 80 year 9 girls who completed focus groups, which saw 10 selected based on a criterion to conduct an individual interview, class observations and teacher questionnaires. Jakobsson (2014) studied the reasons as to why young people remained engaged in sport, therefore, this study is an extension of this by investigating the reasons why girls are engaged in PE with the aim of providing recommendations to those ‘disengaged’ pupils. The findings highlighted the main reasons for girl’s engagement within PE: enjoyment, social influence, higher levels of perceived competency, salutogenic benefits and choice. From this, the research recommends teachers focus on game-centred approaches to include all participants, subsequently increasing levels of engagement and to increase the delivery and effectiveness of primary PE to provide those previous experiences that young females associate with positivity towards PE.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 15:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3173

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