The relationship between physical education and academic achievement has been widely discussed and much work has been done to date. However, more studies need to be conducted to ascertain the relationship between academic achievements, physical education and sports participation in Taiwan. The purpose of the present study is to exam the relationship among physical education performance, physical fitness tests and academic achievement. Methodologically, documentary analysis, and questionnaires were conducted to the survey. A total of 476 pupils aged 11-12 participated in this study. Descriptive, partial correlation and linear regression were utilized to data analysis. Results of this study revealed a positive and significant relationship between students’ academic achievement, physical education and physical test. To conclude, this study may be of importance in estimating the relationship between academic achievement, physical education and fitness tests, as well as in providing powerful evidence for parents, teachers and officers while rethinking the significance of physical activities in future life.
|Keywords:||Academic Achievement, Physical Education, Physical Fitness Test|
Ph.D. Student, Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Professor, Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan