Quality Indicators for Sports and Physical Exercise in Schools

Teresa Lleixà Arribas

Carles González Arévalo

Meritxell Monguillot Hernando

Gabriel Daza

Marcelo Braz Vieira

*Corresponding author: Teresa Lleixà Arribas teresa.lleixa@ub.edu

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Lleixà Arribas, T., González Arévalo, C., Monguillot Hernando, M., Daza Sobrino, G., & Braz Vieira, M. (2015). Quality Indicators for Sports and Physical Exercise in Schools. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 120, 27-35. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2015/2).120.04

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Abstract

This study aims to identify a set of appropriate indicators for evaluating schools in terms of sports and physical exercise using a list of aspects which, in the opinion of experts in school sports and physical exercise, determine the quality of schools in this field. The instruments used were semi-structured interviews with three experts of recognized standing and proven experience in the field, and a questionnaire rating scale which was administered to 15 school sports directors and 22 coaches from different regions in Spain. The results showed a list of 64 indicators of which 19 were prioritized based on the values obtained in the questionnaire. The most salient indicators included: “Description of physical exercise as educational and healthy in the School’s Educational Plan”; “Existence of a sports coordinator and their duties”; “Percentage of sports staff with specific training”; and “Variety of sports and physical exercise in addition to physical education classes”. These indicators can be used in self-assessment or external evaluation tools.

Keywords: extracurricular physical exercise, physical education, sport in schools.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: May 21, 2014

Accepted: December 30, 2014

Published: April 1, 2015