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Body dissatisfaction, perceptions of competence, and lesson content in physical education

(2018) JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH. 88(8). p.576-582
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BACKGROUND: Significant proportions of young people experience body dissatisfaction, which has implications for psychological and physical well-being. Lesson content and perceived competence may be important variables for the experience of body dissatisfaction, yet these have been underexplored in physical education. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to identify the relationships between body dissatisfaction and perceptions of competence, and to explore whether body dissatisfaction depends on lesson content. METHODS: A paper-and-pencil questionnaire was completed by 446 (210 boys, 236 girls) 13- to 14-year-old pupils from 37 physical education classes. The questionnaire assessed body dissatisfaction and perceived competence in physical education. Lesson content was also recorded. Twenty-nine of the classes were engaged in team activities, eg, ball games. Eight classes were engaged in individual activities, eg, fitness. RESULTS: Multilevel analysis identified a significant negative association between body dissatisfaction and perceptions of competence in physical education. Lesson content did not significantly predict variations in body dissatisfaction scores. CONCLUSIONS: Teachers should focus on enhancing pupils' perceptions of competence in physical education to support the development of body satisfaction.
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Sports Pedagogy, adolescents, body dissatisfaction, lesson content, perceptions of competence, physical education, SILHOUETTE MATCHING TEST, ADOLESCENT GIRLS, SELF-ESTEEM, IMAGE, BOYS, BEHAVIORS, WEIGHT, ASSOCIATIONS, PREDICTORS, STRATEGIES

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Kerner, Charlotte, Leen Haerens, and David Kirk. 2018. “Body Dissatisfaction, Perceptions of Competence, and Lesson Content in Physical Education.” Journal of School Health 88 (8): 576–582.
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Kerner, C., Haerens, L., & Kirk, D. (2018). Body dissatisfaction, perceptions of competence, and lesson content in physical education. JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 88(8), 576–582.
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Kerner C, Haerens L, Kirk D. Body dissatisfaction, perceptions of competence, and lesson content in physical education. JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH. 2018;88(8):576–82.
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Kerner, Charlotte, Leen Haerens, and David Kirk. “Body Dissatisfaction, Perceptions of Competence, and Lesson Content in Physical Education.” JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH 88.8 (2018): 576–582. Print.
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Significant proportions of young people experience body dissatisfaction, which has implications for psychological and physical well-being. Lesson content and perceived competence may be important variables for the experience of body dissatisfaction, yet these have been underexplored in physical education. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to identify the relationships between body dissatisfaction and perceptions of competence, and to explore whether body dissatisfaction depends on lesson content.
METHODS: A paper-and-pencil questionnaire was completed by 446 (210 boys, 236 girls) 13- to 14-year-old pupils from 37 physical education classes. The questionnaire assessed body dissatisfaction and perceived competence in physical education. Lesson content was also recorded. Twenty-nine of the classes were engaged in team activities, eg, ball games. Eight classes were engaged in individual activities, eg, fitness.
RESULTS: Multilevel analysis identified a significant negative association between body dissatisfaction and perceptions of competence in physical education. Lesson content did not significantly predict variations in body dissatisfaction scores.
CONCLUSIONS: Teachers should focus on enhancing pupils' perceptions of competence in physical education to support the development of body satisfaction.},
  author       = {Kerner, Charlotte and Haerens, Leen and Kirk, David},
  issn         = {0022-4391},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH},
  keywords     = {Sports Pedagogy,adolescents,body dissatisfaction,lesson content,perceptions of competence,physical education,SILHOUETTE MATCHING TEST,ADOLESCENT GIRLS,SELF-ESTEEM,IMAGE,BOYS,BEHAVIORS,WEIGHT,ASSOCIATIONS,PREDICTORS,STRATEGIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {576--582},
  title        = {Body dissatisfaction, perceptions of competence, and lesson content in physical education},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josh.12644},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2018},
}

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