Investigation of relationship between attitude to physical education course and school belonging

Keywords: Attitude, belonging, physical education, school


Aim : The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between students' attitudes towards physical education course and belonging to school. Material and Methods: Research group comprised of 589 (51.5%) males and 555 (48.5%) female students in secondary schools of Malatya province. 250 (21.9%) of the students were 5th grade, 219 (19.1%) were 6th grade, 387 (33.8%) were 7th grade and 288 (25%) 2) 8th grade students. School Belonging Scale and Attitude scale to Physical Education course were used as a quantitative data collection tool. Pearson correlation test, simple and multiple regression analyses were used to statistical analysis. Significance level was accepted as p<.05. Results: It was found that there were significant positive correlations in the all sub-domains of attitude and school belonging dimensions to physical education course (p < .05). Regression analyses revealed that the attitudes of students to physical education course predicted school belonging by 11% and students' attitudes towards physical education course predicted school belonging by 10% (p < . 05). Conclusion: As a result, students' attitudes towards physical education course increase, their belonging to school increases. In order to increase students' attitudes towards physical education course, it is possible to plan the content and structure of the course in a more fun way.


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S. Uğraş, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Çanakkale, Turkey
G. Özen, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; Çanakkale, Turkey


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Uğraş S, Özen G. Investigation of relationship between attitude to physical education course and school belonging. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2020;24(1):48-3.