Parental assessment of physical education in the school curriculum: a brief report on the influence of past experiences as students
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/3706
EDITED VERSION: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219544
UNESCO SUBJECT: 2411.06 Fisiología del Ejercicio
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between parents' past experience as Physical Education (PE) students and the importance they give to PE within the school curriculum. Parents of 1834 teenagers from Spain and Portugal participated in the study (1834 fathers and 1834 mothers). An 11 item questionnaire was used for data collection. The measures studied were: socio-demographic characteristics, parent´s past experience as PE students, and importance that parents gave to PE in the school curriculum. The results suggest that parents’ past experiences as PE student condition their evaluation of the importance that PE should have in the school curriculum. As the past experience as PE student deteriorated and as age increased, there was an increase in the probability that parents evaluate PE as deserving a less important status in their children's curriculum. These findings can contribute to understanding how the parents' past experiences as PE students seem to partially model the value judgements that they make later in life regarding the importance of the subject.
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