Attitudes toward physical education and class preferences of Turkish adolescents in terms of school gender composition

Koca C., Ascı F., Demırhan G.

ADOLESCENCE, vol.40, pp.365-375, 2005 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: ADOLESCENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-375
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward physical education (PE and PE class preferences of high school Turkish students in terms of school gender composition; 213 girls and 249 boys from coeducational public schools, and 196 girls and 210 boys from single-sex vocational schools participated in the study. The Attitudes Toward Physical Education Scale was administered and the results of 2 X 2 (Gender X School Type) ANOVA indicated that students in coeducational schools in general, and boys had more favorable attitudes. Additionally, chi-square analysis demonstrated significant differences in PE class preferences between students from single-sex and coeducational schools and between girls and boys.