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PHYSICAL SELF-CONCEPT AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION IN THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AREA

 

ABSTRACT

 

 This paper was carried out in a secondary school of the city of Valladolid with students of 27 different nationalities. The good climate of integration which was lived in the classes of Physical Education gave rise to this research. In this study, we searched for to locate some of the possible causes or variables that had contributed to this situation. The hypothesis was that the high levels of physical self-concept in the pupil could be an indicator of adequate social cli-mates that avoid social exclusion, due to the method-ology developed during the classes. The sample used was composed of 289 students from secondary school, of ages between 12 and 18 years (M=14,2; DT=1,498). The students answered two question-naires, this information was complemented with di-rect observations of physical education classes. This information was complemented with a Structured Direct Observation form Physical Education classes. The levels of Physical Self-Concept of the participant sample showed above-average values A descriptive study and a relationship were performed in which statistically significant differences were found (p<.05) between education level, sex, the origin of the students, the age. 

 

KEY WORDS

multiculturalism, physical self-concept, physical activity, social development.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009