اتجاهات طلبة جامعة السلطان قابوس نحو النشاط الرياضي وعلاقتها ببعض المتغيرات

Translated title of the contribution: Attitudes of SQU students towards physical activity and its relationships with selected variables

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Sultan Qaboos University students’ toward physical activity. Kenyon's Attitudes toward Physical Activity (ATPA) Inventory and a questionnaire constructed by the investigators were utilized for collecting data. Three hundred fifty two students randomly selected as subjects of the study. T-test and One-Way ANOVA were utilized to answer the questions of this study. Means and standard deviations of attitude scores were used to compare the perceived values that students placed upon the following six sub domains of physical activity: social, health, competing, aesthetic, catharsis, and ascetic. Comparisons were also made by classifying the subjects' attitude scores by gender, extent of following sport news and issues on TVs, Newspapers and magazines, and frequency of physical exercise participation.
The major findings of the current study were: (1) SQU students demonstrated a positive attitude toward physical activity and most of SQU students (91.5%) participate in weekly regular physical activities. (2) SQU students demonstrated significantly different perceptions concerning the values of the six sub domains of physical activity. (3) No differences between attitudes among males and females (4) SQU students had highly positive attitudes toward health and fitness, positive attitudes toward social, catharsis, aesthetic, and competing sub domains of physical activity, while the students expressed slightly unfavorable attitudes toward ascetic sub domains. (5) Significant differences has been found between SQU students attitudes toward physical activity according to the level of participation in exercises, extent of reading sport issues in newspapers, and watching sports programs and news on the TV.
Translated title of the contributionAttitudes of SQU students towards physical activity and its relationships with selected variables
Original languageArabic
Pages (from-to)48-77
Number of pages29
Journalمجلة الدراسات التربوية والنفسية/ جامعة السلطان قابوس
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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