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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part D

Regular exercise behavior among students with low level of ability in physical education


Author(s): Yu-Jy Luo, Chun-Chieh Kao and Chun-Chin Liao

Abstract: Regular moderate aerobic exercise can enhance cognitive performance in young adults; thus, university PE curriculums have a critical function. However, in Taiwan, exercise levels among university students are low. In addition, low-ability university students are typically considered lazy, but if adequate instruction is provided, they can improve their learning ability. In particular, PE has been found to facilitate positive change in such students. This study investigated the exercise behavior of low-ability students and discussed whether this affects their exercise habits after graduating. The study population comprised university students in Taiwan during the 2016–17 academic year. In total, 558 students completed an exercise learning experience scale questionnaire, and were classified into high-, medium-, and low-ability groups. The questionnaire comprised 25 questions. SPSS was used to calculate descriptive statistics and perform a two-way analysis of variance. The responses indicated that 118, 280, and 160 students engaged in regular, occasional, and little exercise, respectively. The high-ability students who exercised regularly attained the highest scores in the study scale, followed by the medium-ability students who exercised regularly. The low-ability students who engaged in little exercise had the lowest score. A significant interaction effect was indicated between regular exercise and PE ability; furthermore, the low-ability and little-exercise groups exhibited the lowest level of perception toward learning PE. Overall, when low-ability students perceive that the PE curriculum provides a pleasant learning experience, they are more likely to foster regular exercise habits. Therefore, universities should design PE curriculums, promote health education, and host extracurricular sports activities.

Pages: 211-215  |  495 Views  26 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Yu-Jy Luo, Chun-Chieh Kao, Chun-Chin Liao. Regular exercise behavior among students with low level of ability in physical education. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):211-215.
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