The Relationship Between Study Habits and Academic Performance of It Students

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Gender Differences in Adolescents ' Attitudes Toward School Physical Education

Moira D. Luke and Gary D. Sinclair University of British Columbia
The purpose of this study was to identify and examine the potential determinants of male and female adolescents ' attitudes toward school physical education. Students (N=4SS), randomly selected from four large metropolitan schools, were asked to comment on their school physical education experience from kindergarten through Grade 10. A systematic content analysis was used to categorize these responses. Three main questions were addressed: What factors in the K-10 physical education experience of male/female students contribute to the
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The intent of this study was to identify the potential determinants of adolescent attitudes toward physical education for four groups of students: males who elected physical education, females who elected physical education, and males and females who did not. Students from Grade 11 classes of four large secondary schools in a metropolitan area were asked to comment on their school physical education experience from kindergarten through Grade 10 and to identify those events that caused them to like physical education and those that caused them to dislike it. Three main questions were addressed in this study: What factors in the K-10 physical education experience of male/female students contribute to the development of positive/negative attitudes toward physical education? Are the factors identified in the K-10 physical education experience different for males and females? Are they different for students who choose to take or not take pbysical education when offered as an elective subject?

Methodology and Procedures Subjects
The subjects for this study were 488 Grade 11 secondary school students who had recently decided either to elect or not to elect P.E. as part of their program for that year. These 233 males and 255 females came from four schools in a large metropolitan area in Canada. Each school followed the same provincial physical education curriculum guide, which
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