A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE PREFERENCES OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES: A PSYCHOPHYSICAL ANALYSIS

  • Ricardo Kamizaki

Abstract

The preference for practicing physical and sporting activities is a subject attribute that is difficult to be measured and it has been one of the fundamental approaches, in the choice and in the decision for its practice, in the current days. This way, the preference for practicing physical and sporting activities was investigated through psychophysical method, a ratio scale, using magnitude estimation. One Experiment was accomplished, with 40 subjects. 20 graduating students of Physical Education (10 men and 10 women) and 20 graduating students(10 men and 10 women) not from Physical Education, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The results show that theses samples (Physical Educations and non Physical Education) have a Pearson’s Correlations of 0.30. Soccer was the chosen sport among the men. Among the women, the choice stands between walk and cycling. What is means differences between the way how they perceived

sporting activities.

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