Gender piculiarities and distinctions in physical condition’s self description of different age categories girls and boys

Keywords: schoolchildren, gender distinctions, physical education, self-assessment

Abstract

Purpose: to study gender peculiarities and distinctions in physical condition’s self-description of schoolchildren. Material: in the research schoolchildren of 5-11 form (boys -- n=177, girls- n=188) participated. Test-questionnaire “Self description of physical condition” was used. Results: it was found that correlations of indicators of all age categories have gender distinctions. It was determined that boys associate heir health with own self-assessment and physical qualities: coordination of movements, flexibility. Girls connect their health with physical functioning and own physical abilities. Boys connect physical coordination of movements with strength. Girls connect it with appearance. Besides, it was found that boys connect their self-assessment directly with their strength and physical activity. For girls these indicators are not very important. Conclusions: approaches to solution of gender stereotypes and imbalance in adolescents’ physical development are recommended. It is purposeful to work out conception of gender approach to physical education. It would permit: to facilitate development of individual bents and talents of pupils of different sex; to overcome sex-role stereotypes; more effective formation of physical culture values.

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Marchenko O. Gender piculiarities and distinctions in physical condition’s self description of different age categories girls and boys. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2016;20(1):24-3. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2016.0104
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