Journal of Social Sciences

Psychosocial Correlates of the Need for Physical Education and Sports in High School

Mihai Curelaru, Beatrice Abalasei and Mioara Cristea

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.521.528

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 521-528


Problem statement: Sports and movement activities play an important role in the harmonious development of children; Special attention should be paid to the factors influencing their involvement in sportive activities. The aim of this study was related to identifying possible psychosocial correlates of the need for physical education and sports in Romanian society and increasing awareness on the importance of sports in everyday life. Approach: 1100 high school students from the North-Eastern part of Romania answered a series of questionnaires that measured level of sports and movement appreciation, passion for sport, leisure and systematic sport practices, attitude towards bullying, instrumental and final values and, several socio-demographic variables: gender, parents


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