2021, Volume 13, Special Issue 1
Aspects regarding the improvement of middle schooler attendance at physical education classes
Dana Ioana Cristea1, Anca-Cristina Pop1, Paula Nica2, Aurelian Andrei Cristea3, Gheorghe Lucaciu1, Marius Alin Marinău1
1Department of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Therapy, University of Oradea
2Basketball Section, Dinamo Bucharest Sports Club
3“Greco-Catholic” High School
Author for correspondence: Dana Ioana Cristea; Department of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Therapy, University of Oradea; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Physical education may be thought of as a special form of education through one’s body which aims not only to fulfil biological purposes, but which also entails significant psychological and social issues. Starting from this point, the aim of the present study is to decrease the number of students exempted from physical education classes by asking them to fill in a survey before each class.
Material and methods: The study was conducted in 4 schools from Oradea, over the course of 12 weeks of middle school classes.
Results: A visible result was a decrease in the number of students exempted from physical education by 4 to 6 students. Surprisingly, the number of eighth graders exempted from physical education increased.
Conclusions: Implementing surveys over a longer period of time would lead to significant results with regards to student attendance at physical education classes.
Key words: physical education, middle school, student attendance, participation in PE