Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

BOY'S AND GIRL'S PERCEIVED PHYSICAL EDUCATION ENJOYMENT: EFFECTS ON PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND BODY COMPOSITION

Author

Nur-Hasanah, Ruslan, Gordon Nicolaus Jemat Anchang

Institution

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak

Abstract

Objectives: 1. To compare the enjoyment profile between boy and girls among selected secondary school around Kuching Sarawak. 2. To investigate the effects of PE enjoyment on participation in physical activity and body composition between boys and girls among secondary schools students in Kuching, Sarawak.

Methods: Methods: A total of 273 students aged between 13-16 years were selected among the six secondary schools in the vicinity of Kuching, Sarawak. From the 273 students involved 161 boys and 112 of them are girls. The research involved two daily schools, two elite schools and two missionary schools. Measurements were carried out by administrating two sets of questionnaire which are short versions of the international questionnaire for physical activity (IPAQ) and the physical education enjoyment questionnaire (PEEPQ). The measure also included body mass index (BMI), fat percentage and waist hip ratio measurement. For statistical purposes, descriptive statistics were used for primary measures. The Independent T test analysis was performed to examine the difference between girl’s and boy’s perceived enjoyment and body composition. The effect of PE enjoyment on participation in physical activity and body composition were analyzed using Pearson Correlation coefficient.

Results: Results: There was no significant different of perceived PE enjoyment between boys and girls (p>0.05) except body fat percentage (p<0.001). This study also found that there were no significant effects of PE enjoyment on physical activity participation and body composition parameters (p>0.005)

Conclusion: Conclusion: This research finding support that there were no gender differences in perceiving the PE enjoyment. There were also no significant effects between perceived enjoyment and physical activity participation and body composition among this selected sample.