Effects of a physical education based-TPSR programme on responsibility and values

Pablo Pozo *, Raquel Pérez-Ordás * and Alberto Grao-Cruces **

(*) Department of Sports and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Sports, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
(**) Department of Physical Education, School of Education Sciences) University of Cádiz, Spain


Pozo, P., Pérez-Ordás, R., Grao-Cruces, A. (2019). Effects of a physical education based-TPSR programme on responsibility and values. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 50(2), 148-161. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2019.50.148


PURPOSE: This study was designed to: (a) investigate the effects of a teaching programme within physical education on personal and social responsibility and on positive youth development values; and (b) compare the results between schools in different socioeconomic contexts (lower-middle/upper-middle). METHOD: Participants were 210 students (ages 10-12). An 8-month intervention was carried out with a quasi-experimental design, using questionnaires and checklists. Two analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) tests were completed to analyse the programme’s effect and to study the differences by socioeconomic context. RESULTS: The intervention had a positive effect on values (p = .023). Likewise, significant improvements in personal and social responsibility (p = .004) and positive youth development values (p < .001) were detected in the lower-middle context group. CONCLUSION: The applied programme is a useful tool for the responsibility and values education in children from lower-middle socioeconomic status

Keywords: Preadolescence, Programme implementation, Socioeconomic context, Youth development