Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Influence of sports practice on academic performance in football players

Beatriz Silvia Surichaqui-Tiza, Marco Antonio Tejada, Lucia Mireya Soria-Villanueva, Quiterio Trujillo-Reyna

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.16.Proc3.18

Abstract

The purpose of this research work was to evaluate the influence of sports practice on academic performance in students of the Physical Education career of a Peruvian state university who play soccer in their free time in 2019. The sampling was non-probabilistic and for convenience, being made up of a total of 113 students. The physical activity habits questionnaire with a reliability of 0.70 and the record of grades for the basic mathematics subject were used. The data was processed using SPSS v. 24. Among the results, a significant difference was obtained between sports practice and its dimensions, being higher in the male gender (p <.05). Similarly, a positive and significant correlation was obtained (r = 0.33, p = .000); furthermore, sports practice and its dimensions have a significant impact on academic performance (r2 = 10%, p < .05). These findings make a valuable contribution to answering some key questions about physical activity and its role in academic achievement.


Keywords

Sports practice; University sports management; Physical activity practice; Academic performance

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