The purpose of the study was to investigate boys’
attitudes towards physical activity and physical education;
to identify their likes and dislikes and to examine the
influences affecting boys perceptions of physical education;
highlighting differences between two academically different
ability sets. It became evident that the development of a
realistic questionnaire was necessary to collect accurate
information from children with relatively low intellect. This
resulted in the creation of the "Brainteaser Questionnaire"
which became a large area of concern within the thesis. The
data were collected over a period of 12 months from 120
boys aged between 11 and 13 years who attended a South
Yorkshire Comprehensive School. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.