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Elementary School Pupils’ Participation in Physical Education class: Gender and class attendance as Satisfaction’s differentiator factor

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Masadis, G.1, Koultzi, A.2, Kouli, O.1, Bebetsos, E.1, Rokka, St.1, Samara, E.3, Filippou, F.1*

1Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, 69100, Greece
2Rhodes Music School
35th High School of Katerini

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate: a. the level of satisfaction of pupils 5th and 6th grade of elementary school from their participation in physical education classes well as if factors such as gender, class attendance differentiate this satisfaction. The sample consisted of 132 male and 141 females of 5th (N = 132) and 6th (N = 142) grade of elementary schools. To evaluate students’ satisfaction the Greek version (Masadis et al., 2019) of the Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire (PACSQ) (Cunningham, 2007) was used. The scale consists of 45 questions (items) researching the nine dimensions (factors) of satisfaction. The following statistical analyses were carried out: Descriptive analysis, Reliability analysis using Cronbach’s alpha, and Anova analysis. From the analysis of the results and the discussion that followed we come to the following conclusions: a. the Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire is a reliable measure of student satisfaction. b. students were largely satisfied with the learning and cognitive process. c. the gender is not satisfaction’s differentiator factor d. younger (5th grade) students were more satisfied.

Keywords: enjoyment; satisfaction; fun; teaching methods.

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Masadis, G., Koultzi, A., Kouli, O., Bebetsos, E., Rokka, St., Samara, E., Filippou, F. "Elementary School Pupils’ Participation in Physical Education class: Gender and class attendance as Satisfaction’s differentiator factor," PANR Journal, September 23, 2019, https://www.panr.com.cy/?p=2853.