Tytuł: Physical education teachers' ratings of extracurricular sports activities and services of the Polish School Sports Association
- Rajmund Tomik, Jacek Polechoński, Dariusz Pośpiech, Damian Mikołowicz
- Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism
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- extracurricular sports and leisure activities, teachers' ratings, school sports association.
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.