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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 1989-5879Print version ISSN 1578-8423


GUTIERREZ-SANCHEZ, Águeda  and  PINO-JUSTE, Margarita. Future teachers´ attitudes towards practicing healthy physical activity. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp.73-82. ISSN 1989-5879.

The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes towards physical activity and sports, as well as their scope, presented by the newly admitted students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Physical Education and Sports Sciences. The research design employed is a non-experimental, cross sectional design, performing the t-test (comparison of means) for independent samples and ANOVA and linear regression for the different comparisons between the variables. Significant differences have been shown in all groups analyzed, so that men who practiced sport at school age and students of Physical Education and Sports Sciences have higher attitudes towards physical activity and sports than women, than those who did not practice sport at school age and the future Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education graduates. It would be of great importance that, during the teachers´ initial training, the implementation of projects involving the promotion of physical activity, sport and adopting healthy habits was carried out, especially among women and graduates of Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education degree. Furthermore, given the positive influence of practicing physical activity at school age, the school sports programmes should be encouraged or increased.

Keywords : Attitudes; Physical Activity; Health; College Students.

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