Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

EXTRACURRICULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: RELATIONS WITH EDUCATIONAL MOTIVATION, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIORS RELATED TO HEALTH

Abstract

Juan González, Alberto Portolés

Declining levels of physical sport and the increased consumption of healthy substances harmful impact very negatively in adolescents, as well as influencing factors such as performance and motivation oriented academia. The paper presents a sample of 421 adolescents in secondary and high schools of the city of Cartagena (Murcia, Spain). Sociodemographic questionnaire, Educational Motivation Scale (SCS-S) and different grades were used. The results indicate that active adolescents have lower values in alcohol, snuff and cannabis. Also have higher levels of academic motivation and better academic performance in all three subjects tested, math, language and physical education. The practice of sport and physical activity in adolescents is associated with lower levels of substance use healthier, more harmful and academic performance and higher educational motivation.

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