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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS SCIENCE PERCEPTION’S OF OLYMPISM: A STUDY IN AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY OF MURCIA

 

ABSTRACT

 

This study aims to determine the perception of Olympism from university students’ of Physical Education and Sport Sciences perspective. The sample consisted of 207 first-year students randomly selected from two spanish universities (University of Murcia and Catholic University of San Antonio). Participants filled out the survey called “Questionnaire about the View of Olimpism and its Educative Repercussions” during the first 20 minutes of participants’ university lessons. The present data confirm the general lack of knowledge about the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement and the concept of Olympism in university students. In the same way, the results showed that participants have great interest in the topic, despite their limited conceptual knowledge and low participation in educational activities about Olympism.

 

KEY WORDS

 

Olympic Movement, Values, Olympism, Questionnaire.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009