Objectives: to point out weaknesses and strengths of Physical Education (PE) in the Italian school system on
the basis of the students’ opinions.
Methods: an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire regarding experiences and opinions about PE
learned in the last two years of secondary school was distributed to a sample of freshmen from 14 Italian prouniversities.
Differences among groups coming from North, Center and South regions of Italy were also
Results: for 42,2% of the 7.033 participants the principal aim pursued during PE lessons was mainly
recreation. More than the half of the students (62,2%) reported none or modest influence of PE on current
personal Physical Activity (PA) practice. 67,2% of the sample is satisfied of PE received, mainly in
Discussion and conclusions: there is a need to enhance PE teaching in the Italian school through an increase of time allocated to PE lessons and through their assignment to well-trained teachers.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The role of physical education in promoting health: a multicenter study|
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
- educazione fisica
- health promotion
- higher secondary school
- physical education
- promozione della salute
- scuola secondaria di secondo grado