African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences

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Value orientation towards physical education and physical activity preferences: a study of Hong Kong secondary school students

Lena Fung, Judy K Ng


The purpose of this study was to examine the value orientation towards physical education among secondary school students in Hong Kong. After surveying 2748 students it was found that male students had stronger value orientation towards physical education than female students. It was also found that as the students aged, the strength of value orientation declined. Overall, students' strongest perceived value of physical education was on its usefulness in “helping them to develop skills in various sports” and “learn activities which could be continued outside of school.” The most and least preferred activities they would like to experience in the physical education curriculum by gender and age were also examined.

Key Words: Value orientation, physical activity preferences, physical education, students, gender differences.

AJPHERD Vol.10(2) 2004: 109-198

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