The Journal of Sport and Healt Research (JSHR) is an associated journal to D.A.A. association, a professional health journal, sport and education.

Gómez Mármol, A.; De la Cruz Sánchez, E. (2013).  Diferencias de género y de nivel académico en la utilidad percibida de la educación física escolar. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 5(2):193-202.




In this research, secondary student’s Physical Education opinion has been contrasted with their participation in Physical Education classes, their self- perceived physical and competence concept, as well as their out-of-school practice. With this aim, a questionnaire has been provided to 263 students at 3rd and 4th grade of Compulsory Secondary Education, from 14 to 17 years old, in order to describe what students think about their Physical Education lessons. The achieved results are not very optimistic: all the studied dimensions offered low values that decrease with age, especially Physical Education opinion (2.56 ± 1.24) and self-perceived appareance (2.17 ± 1.27). There were also sex differences in self-perceived appareance (2.83 ± 1.34 girls versus 2.25 ± 1.37 boys), as well as academic level influenced self-perceived competence (4.35 ± 0.99 repeaters versus 3.70 ± 1.11 non-repeaters) and leisure time physical activity (3.86 ± 1.24 repeaters versus 3.16 ± 1.32 non-repeaters). Consequently, it is necessary for teachers to get convinced about the relevance of this phenomenon and to include mechanisms in their classes to prevent or avoid this situation. 



Sport, Physical Activity, Physical Education, Self-concept, Engagement.    


Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009