A Comparative Study of Difference In Enjoyment Between High-Skilled and Low-Skilled Children |
The aim of the study was to investigate the enjoyment inphysical activity and how it is related to perceived physical activitycompetence, of students participating in Schools March Past and Mass displayprogram of LNUPE, Gwalior. The participants of the study were 184 students fromGrade 6th, 7th, 8th, aged between 11 to 14 years. Out of them, 131were successfully participating in regular exercises but 53 discontinuedbecause their perceived physical activity competence was evaluated as low bythe subjective judgment of LNUPE student teachers. Physical activity enjoymentwas assessed by self-report questionnaire. T-test revealed that the studentswho discontinued the program enjoyed less (93.11 + 22.04) than the rest(106.41 + 11.00). Results also show that the children with low skilllevel who were engaged in some way or encouraged to participate by the studentteacher, enjoy more (102.2+11.98) than other low skilled children (88.97+17.16)of the same category. The results indicated that high skill level in physicalactivity involved maximum enjoyment. Children may enjoy less when skill levelis low. But this effect of skill on enjoyment was reduced up to an extent whilechildren were involved directly/indirectly to participate.