FORM OF ATHLETIC EXERCISE, SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, AND SEX IN DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' SPORTSMANSHIP1

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Abstract

Summary.

To examine the influence of form of athletic exercise, school environment, and sex in the sportsmanship of high school students, 158 boys and 197 girls, ages 15 to 18 years (M = 16.0, SD=.7) in physical education at school, recreational sports, and competitive sports at three schools were examined. Analysis of students' responses on the Multidimensional Sportspersonship Orientation Scale indicated the form of athletic exercise, the school environment, and sex were related to their sportsmanship. These factors should be considered in planning programs on moral education.

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