1Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece
2Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Komotini, Greece
Participation of Adolescent Pupils in Recreational Activities with Greek Dances and Their Preference for Group Work at School
This paper aimed to study the adolescents’ preference from group work at school when participating in recreational activities with Greek dances. The sample of the research consisted of 280 adolescents, aged 12-13, divided into three groups as follows: 97 adolescents who had not dealt with any physical activity systematically, 84 adolescents who had only participated in physical activity programmes with Greek dances organized by secondary schools, and 99 adolescents who had participated in recreational activities with Greek dances organized by non-profit cultural societies. The measurement instrument was the first factor, “preferring group work”, from the questionnaire Feelings towards Group. Three measurements took place. For the statistical analysis of the data, the methods used were: analysis of the variance of two factors with one of them being repeated. Consequently, the adolescents’ participating in recreational activity programmes with Greek dances contributes to their preference for group work and developing positive feelings about it.
traditional dance, adolescents, preference for group work
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