|dc.description.abstract||Although research has been conducted on the impact of attitudes on PA and reviews of
HPQE separately, the effects of HQPE on attitudes is yet to be regarded as an important
focus. The aim of the current study was to identify whether HQPE can impact upon
attitudes, further more on it impacting on the levels of PA in later life. A qualitative research
design was implemented so that the aims could be accomplished. Semi Structured
interviews were conducted with a sample of six university students. The sample consisted
of three students who study sport, and, three who study other subject related degrees. The
results indicated that only specific elements of HQPE impact upon attitude. Confidence
and Enjoyment were found to be key factors to developing positive attitudes towards PA.
Furthermore the variety of activities offered positively correlated to the levels of Physical
Activity in later life.
However, when considering future research it must be recognised that the students were
recalling Physical Education lessons. Therefore, the PE they received may differ to the
actual quality delivered then, and indeed, that which is being delivered in schools today.
That said, the study clearly supports and identifies that Enjoyment, the Range of Variety of
activities offered, and, Confidence are key to developing physically active individuals.||en_US