Sportspersonship in School and Extracurricular Sports

Ignasi de Bofarull de Torrents

Manel Cusí

*Corresponding author: Ignasi de Bofarull de Torrents

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de Bofarull de Torrents, I., & Cusí, M. (2014). Sportspersonship in School and Extracurricular Sports Balagué Serre. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 116, 52-59.



This paper examines whether doing extracurricular sports increases sportspersonship based on three samples of primary and lower secondary education (aged 10 to 15) students in a neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona. The first two samples did extracurricular sports. The third sample, which was a control group, only did curricular sport. The sportspersonship assessment tool was the Multidimensional Sportspersonship Orientation Scale (MSOS-20). Our findings indicate that extracurricular sports generate multiple values linked to sportspersonship (effort, etc.) to a greater extent than curricular sport. However, the competitive spirit of extracurricular sports decreases in sportspersonship values such as impartiality.

Keywords: Competitiveness, Extracurricular and Curricular Sport, Sportspersonship.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: April 22, 2013

Accepted: January 29, 2014

Published: April 1, 2014