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Boys' perceptions of physical education and physical activity in the eleven-to-thirteen age group

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posted on 2017-10-31, 11:03 authored by Melvin E. Palmer
The purpose of the study was to investigate boys’ attitudes towards physical activity and physical education; to identify their likes and dislikes and to examine the influences affecting boys perceptions of physical education; highlighting differences between two academically different ability sets. It became evident that the development of a realistic questionnaire was necessary to collect accurate information from children with relatively low intellect. This resulted in the creation of the "Brainteaser Questionnaire" which became a large area of concern within the thesis. The data were collected over a period of 12 months from 120 boys aged between 11 and 13 years who attended a South Yorkshire Comprehensive School. [Continues.]



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A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.


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