Relación de la competencia motriz percibida con la práctica físico-deportiva

P. Hellín, J.A. Moreno, P.L Rodríguez


The aim of this research study is to determine the relationship between an individuals perceived motor competence and their tendency to play sport or do physical activities. For the purpose of the study, one-to-one relationships were established between a perceived level of competence and sociodemographic variables (age, gender, a certain level of education), the amount of sport/physical activity a person did, the time devoted to the latter, whether the sport/activity las done as a team or individually, and whether the individuals did these activities under the organization of a federation or on their own. The sample group consisted of 1,111 individuals of ages ranging from 15 to 64. Data was compiled by means of a specially designed analytical questionnaire on sports and physical activities. After conducting several analyses to test the independence of the variables, using Pearsons c2 test complemented with residual analyses among others, the conclusions that were obtained suggest that young people and males have a higher perception of their motor competence and that this perception worsens progressively as people age. There is a direct link between how people perceive their motor competence and the amount of sport/physical activity they do. This is higher when the participants are the members of a federation and when people do team sports or group physical activities.

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