Effect of sport education on students’ perceived physical literacy, motivation, and physical activity levels in university required physical education: a cluster-randomized trial
Ming Choi, Siu
Wai Raymond Sum, Kim
Lin Elean Leung, Fung
Ching Amy Ha, Sau
Ping Cindy Sit, Hui
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Originating from the field of physical education, physical literacy is an individual disposition that accentuates the importance of lifelong physical activity. Sport education is a sport-based physical education curriculum and instructional model that has been espoused to operationalize physical literacy. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sport education within a compulsory physical education program on university students’ physical literacy and physical activity levels. A parallel-group single-blind cluster-randomized research design was used to examine the effect of a 10-lesson sport education intervention in physical education on students’ physical activity and physical literacy from baseline through post-intervention and follow-up phases. A total of 372 participants completed all phases of data collection. Results showed increases in the affective and social domains of physical literacy across both groups. Findings also revealed a greater increase in daily self-reported physical activity levels and a reduction in perceived disempowering motivational climate in the sport education group at the follow-up phase. With a limited controlling and ego-evolving climate, sport education was found to be beneficial in developing the behavioral domain of undergraduate student physical literacy.
Choi, S.M., Sum, K.W.R., Leung, F.L.E., Wallhead, T., Morgan, K., Milton, D., Ha, S.C.A. and Sit, H.P.C. (2020) 'Effect of sport education on students’ perceived physical literacy, motivation, and physical activity levels in university required physical education: a cluster-randomized trial', Higher Education, pp.1-19.
Article published in Higher Education on 11 August 2020, available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-020-00603-5.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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