Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

BARRIERS FOR THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OUT OF SCHOOL, PHYSICAL SELF-CONCEPT, GOAL ORIENTATIONS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Abstract

Ismael Giner Mira, Leandro Navas Martinez, Francisco Pablo Holgado Tello, José Antonio Soriano Llorca, Saúl Ramírez Molina

The objective of this study is to determine the predictive function that different variables (physical selfconcept, goal orientation, practice of physical activity and barriers to practice) exert on academic performance in the subject of Physical Education. 244 students participated, who stated that they did not practice physical activity outside of school, from the stages of Primary and Secondary Education of the Comunidad Valenciana that answered to the Physical Activity for Adolescents Questionnaire PAQ-A, to the Orientation to the Ego and the Task in Sport Questionnaire, to the Physical Self-concept Questionnaire and to the Barriers Perception Scale for Sports Practice in Adolescents. Descriptive, correlational and multiple linear regression analyzes have been carried out to propose an explanatory predictive model of academic performance in the subject of Physical Education. It has been obtained that the self-concept correlates with the practice of physical activity, with the orientation of goal to the task and with the performance in the subject of Physical Education. Correlations have also been found between physical self-concept and goal to task orientation, physical activity practice and academic performance. The incidence of goal orientation to the task and academic performance in the subject of Physical Education has also been verified. On the other hand the barriers of self-concept, incompatibility of tasks and motivation and interest maintain significant relationships in a negative sense with the performance in the subject of Physical Education.

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