Parents’ and Pupils’ Perceptions towards the Implementation of Physical Education Homework in a Hong Kong Primary School
Keywords:Physical Education homework, parents, school children, Hong Kong, 體育家課, 小學生, 家長, 香港
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The implementation of Physical Education homework (PEHW) is new in Hong Kong. We examined the perception differences between a) parents and students; b) boys and girls towards PEHW in a primary school. Ninety students and 56 parents responded to a questionnaire after the completion of 1-week structured or unstructured compulsory PEHW daily which included aerobic, muscular and flexibility workout. T-test results showed that the students stated significantly lower levels of agreement than their parents regarding enjoyment of doing PEHW and the further organization of different PEHWs in school. No significant perception differences were reported between boys and girls towards the PEHW (p>0.05). Lack of time is the most frequently reason reported by the students and their parents as their intrapersonal barrier to participate in PEHW. Some incentives were suggested to promote the participation of PEHW. The present study suggests implementing PEHW with a reward scheme in Hong Kong.
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