The psychosocial influences on participation rates within secondary school physical education

Stephen Morrison, Robert Nash

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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 anyhow these adolescents change over time. It was also shown that providing pupils with a choice helps to increase participation rates and enjoyment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-156
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physical Education and Sport
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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