Project Title

PERCEIVED PHYSICAL ABILITY AND SELF-PERCEPTION OF ADEQUACY AND ENJOYMENT FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Authors' Affiliations

Abigail Daugherty, Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, Clemmer College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Per Brianna Steffey, Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, Clemmer College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Brandi Eveland-Sayers, Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, Clemmer College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Alyson Chroust, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Kara Boynewicz, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Clinical Rehabilitative Health Sciences, ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Andrew Dotterweich, Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, Clemmer College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN.

Location

Clinch Mtn

Start Date

4-12-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2019 2:30 PM

Poster Number

160

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Brandi Eveland-Sayers

Type

Poster: Non-Competitive

Classification of First Author

Undergraduate Student

Project's Category

Other Education, Child Health, Psychology

Abstract Text

How children perceive their physical ability is important in understanding their reported adequacy, preferences, and predilection of physical activity. This relationship is useful in identifying lifelong physical activity behaviors. Purpose: To examine the relationship between perceived physical ability and self-perceptions of adequacy and enjoyment of physical activity in elementary school children. Methods: Students (N = 120) in grades K-5 completed the Perceived Physical Ability Scale (PPAS) and the Children’s Self-Perceptions of Adequacy and Predilection for Physical Activity (CSAPPA). Results: A statistically strong significant positive correlation (r = .49, P < .01) was found between the PPAS and CSAPPA indicating that students with higher perceived physical ability also reported higher scores on the CSAPPA. The high CSAPPA scores are indicative of students having a higher likelihood of choosing physical activity over a non-active option. No significant differences were noted between males and females or across grade levels. Conclusions: Based on these results students who have a greater perception of their physical ability also report being more likely to select a physically active option when given the choice. The findings of this study are noteworthy as previous studies have shown that differences between male and female students may exist with similar measures. These results may be indicative of the environment that has been created at the study site. The study site promotes a culture centered on respect, care, and a growth mindset within its student body. Future research comparing student to teacher ratio, cohesive student groups, and school schedules should be conducted to compare students’ PPAS and CSAPPA results. Programs designed to enhance perceived physical ability and enjoyment of physical activity are needed to promote lifetime physical activity habits.

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Apr 12th, 9:00 AM Apr 12th, 2:30 PM

PERCEIVED PHYSICAL ABILITY AND SELF-PERCEPTION OF ADEQUACY AND ENJOYMENT FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Clinch Mtn

How children perceive their physical ability is important in understanding their reported adequacy, preferences, and predilection of physical activity. This relationship is useful in identifying lifelong physical activity behaviors. Purpose: To examine the relationship between perceived physical ability and self-perceptions of adequacy and enjoyment of physical activity in elementary school children. Methods: Students (N = 120) in grades K-5 completed the Perceived Physical Ability Scale (PPAS) and the Children’s Self-Perceptions of Adequacy and Predilection for Physical Activity (CSAPPA). Results: A statistically strong significant positive correlation (r = .49, P < .01) was found between the PPAS and CSAPPA indicating that students with higher perceived physical ability also reported higher scores on the CSAPPA. The high CSAPPA scores are indicative of students having a higher likelihood of choosing physical activity over a non-active option. No significant differences were noted between males and females or across grade levels. Conclusions: Based on these results students who have a greater perception of their physical ability also report being more likely to select a physically active option when given the choice. The findings of this study are noteworthy as previous studies have shown that differences between male and female students may exist with similar measures. These results may be indicative of the environment that has been created at the study site. The study site promotes a culture centered on respect, care, and a growth mindset within its student body. Future research comparing student to teacher ratio, cohesive student groups, and school schedules should be conducted to compare students’ PPAS and CSAPPA results. Programs designed to enhance perceived physical ability and enjoyment of physical activity are needed to promote lifetime physical activity habits.