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

Koca C. , Ascı F., Demırhan G.

ADOLESCENCE, cilt.40, ss.365-375, 2005 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: ADOLESCENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.365-375


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.