Relationship between sports sector, sports modality and the academic success
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to verify if the sports sector: school sport, federated or both, are or not associated with rates of academic success of young people. The study involved a stratified random sample of students belonging to the 3rd cycle and secondary education in schools in Madeira Island, Portugal, a total of 2443 students (12.6%). For data collection was constructed and validated an anonymous questionnaire with closed questions. The results indicate that there are no differences between the sports setor, with regard to the rates of school failure. On the other hand, in what concerns to sports activity, it was found that the failure rate was significantly different between football and other sports. Football has higher failure rates, while the gymnastics and swimming are more associated with approval ratings. More studies are needed to identify the causes of school failure in football young players.
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