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Tytuł: Physical education teachers' ratings of extracurricular sports activities and services of the Polish School Sports Association

Autor:
Rajmund Tomik, Jacek Polechoński, Dariusz Pośpiech, Damian Mikołowicz
Język:
EN
Czasopismo:
Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism
Rok:
2012
Tom:
19
Numer:
4
Strona początkowa:
179
Strona końcowa:
184
ISSN:
0867-1079
Słowa kluczowe:
extracurricular sports and leisure activities, teachers' ratings, school sports association.
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Introduction. The school should provide its students with favourable conditions for the development of their individual interests and skills through organizing additional activities and training, enabling the students to engage in social life and enhance their capabilities to purposefully fill leisure hours. Children's participation in extracurricular activities does not restrict their leisure; rather, it helps to efficiently fill their time with activities allowing a shift from mental engagement during lessons to sports or artistic activity - both providing recreation and entertainment. Aim of Study. The aim of the study was to obtain the ratings of physical education teachers on their school's offer of extracurricular activities and the engagement of the local authorities in these activities as well as opinions about the program and services of the Polish School Sports Association. Material and Methods. The study sample comprised physical education teachers from 292 schools. The research tool was a diagnostic questionnaire devised by the authors. Results. The most positive comments were given by physical education teachers concerning their school's offer of extracurricular sports activities and the program and services of the Polish School Sports Association. The type of school and its location resulted in significant differences in the teachers' ratings regarding (1) their school's offer of extracurricular sports activities, (2) the Polish School Sports Association program and (3) the Polish School Sports Association services. Conclusions. The responders' positive ratings emphasize the significance of extracurricular sports activities and competitions organized by the Polish School Sports Association as important components of school physical activity promotion programs.