Progress scoring system to motivate students for academic physical education classes

Progress scoring system to motivate students for academic physical education classes


G.G. Polevoy
Vyatka State University, Kirov

Benefits of the modern healthy lifestyle and physical education models for students are analyzed in many studies nowadays. Objective of the present study was to estimate benefits of a progress scoring system to motivate students for the academic physical education classes. Sampled for the study were the first-year healthy students (n-90) split up into six groups of 15fiveteen people each. The sample was trained as required by the standard academic physical education curriculum (2-hour trainings once a week for 1 semester, 17 sessions in total) with the only difference that the progress of the Experimental Group was scored by a point system.
The progress scoring motivational system was found beneficial as verified by the significant progress of the Experimental Group in the attendance reports, actual physical progress tests and the group academic success rate – versus those in the Reference Group. The new progress scoring and motivational system may be applied in the national academic educational establishments in different fields and specialties. Further studies are recommended to estimate benefits of the progress scoring system for the physical conditioning purposes of the students within the regular academic physical education classes.

Keywords: physical education, students, motivation, point system.


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