Secondary Students' Perceptions of Enjoyment in Physical Education: An American and English Perspective
Health Promotion & Physical Education
The purpose of the study was to identify American and English secondary students' determinants of enjoyment in physical education using Scanlan and Lewthwaite's (1986) Sport Enjoyment Model as a theoretical and conceptual framework. Open-ended semi-structured interviews, lasting between 30 and 75 minutes were conducted. Using open and axial coding, four themes and five categories representing student perceptions of enjoyment were established. These themes were: teacher impact, class activities, student determinants, and the physical education environment. Based on the findings, implications for practice are presented.
Smith, M. A., & St. Pierre, P. E. (2009). Secondary students' perceptions of enjoyment in physical education: An american and english perspective. Physical Educator, 66(4), 209-221.