Attitudes in PE

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An attitude is your typical behavioural response to a situation.

An attitutde is object is what your views and behaviour are directed at.

A prejudice is a pre-judgement of someone based on personal beliefs. They are often unfairly biased.

The person who the prejudice is directed at may be discouraged to participate.

An example is that a coach believes a player is lazy because he isn't turning up to training, whereas he is actually injured. The coach will then hold a prejudice against the player.

There is also positive prejudice, known as favouritism (centrality).

Attitudes are mainly formed through experience and social learning, or socialisation with others.

Your culture (peers, religion, race) can also affect your views, for example if you are part of a working class family then you may feel excluded from sports such as rugby league and cricket.

Triadic Model

Cognitive: The knowledge that someone has about a component, for example they may know that aerobic training helps decrease blood pressure.

Affective: This is their personal feelings towards the component, for example they believe that all aerobic training is boring.

Behavioural: This is the action that the individual intends takes against the attitude object. In this example, even though they found it boring, they may still take part in aerobic training as they know it will help to reduce their…


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