The Analysis of the 5th Grade Students’ Attitudes and Self-efficacy for Physical Education Course in terms of Demographic Characteristics

Hayri Aydoğan


The aim of the study is to analyze the 5th grade students’ attitudes and self-efficacy for the physical education course that they have come across for the first time which is taught by physical education and sports teachers. Law No. 6287 was issued by the Turkish Grand National Assembly National Education Culture Youth and Sports Commission on March 30, 2012 and put in the practice on April 11, 2012. It enforced compulsory education system from 8 years to 12 years and graded the education system as 4 + 4 + 4 years (URL-1). 329 fifth grade students studying at 13 public schools in the districts and villages of Rize and Trabzon cities joined the study. In addition to the Personal Information Form, “Physical Education Susceptibility Scale” (PESS) developed by Hilland et al. (2009) and adapted to Turkish by Öncü, Gürbüz, Küçükkılıç and Keskin (2015) checking its validity and reliability as a data collection tool covering 11 items were used. According to the findings of the analysis made for the "Attitude" subtitle of the 5th grade students towards physical education course; "Gender Variable"(t = 2,211; p <0.05) had a significant difference compared to "Location of School" (F = 3,044; p <0,05). In addition, according to the findings of the analysis made for the "Self-efficacy" subtitle for the physical education course of the 5th grade students, there was a significant difference in terms of “Mother’s Educational Level” (F = 2,766; p <0,05). The difference was meaningful between the groups of elementary school-post graduate, and high school-secondary school.

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