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‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education

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dc.contributor.author Coulter, Maura
dc.contributor.author McGrane, Bronagh
dc.contributor.author Woods, Catherine B.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-13T11:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-13T11:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Coulter M.;McGrane B.;Woods C. (2019) 'â PE should be an integral part of each school dayâ : parentsâ and their childrenâ s attitudes towards primary physical education'. Education 3-13, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0300-4279
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9995
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Formation of positive attitudes is an objective in primary physical education. Children are more likely to engage in physical activity if they adopt positive attitudes towards physical education and parents play a large role in their development. This study explores parents’ and children’s attitudes toward their school’s physical education provision. Overall, parents and children had positive attitudes towards their school’s physical education programme. Children and parents valued fun and enjoyment in the physical education programme (affective component). Health and fitness as well as team sport discourses were felt important by parents, but they had little knowledge of the content of their child’s physical education programme (cognitive component). There was little difference in either of the affective or cognitive components of attitude across gender or class groups in each of the areas explored except in responses about what physical education does and should do in their child’s school. The school community must explore ways to inform parents about, and support their child’s learning in, physical education ensuring positive attitudes (cognitive and affective) are fostered and encouraged towards influencing positive physically active behaviours. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Education 3-13;48 (4), pp. 429-445
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2019.1614644
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Education 3-13 2019 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2019.1614644 en_US
dc.subject affective en_US
dc.subject attitude en_US
dc.subject cognitive en_US
dc.subject parents en_US
dc.subject primary physical en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.title ‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-04-13T11:40:50Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03004279.2019.1614644
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2905324
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Education 3-13
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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