Motivational priorities for the performance of physical culture of students of elementary school


  • Vladimir Yakovlev Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University
  • Victor Gerasimishin Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University
  • Yuri Chuyko Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University



motivation, elementary school students, physical education lesson


Relevance of the research topic. The considered becoming of motivation of schoolchildren of initial classes. The age-related features of development of motivation of schoolchildren are described to engaging in a physical culture and sport. Experimentally investigational  and analysed to the feature of educational motivation of schoolchildren to the lesson of physical culture. The purpose of the work to define the features of motivation students initial school to engaging in a physical culture and sport as pre-condition of increase of efficiency of process of physical education. Material and methods. The paper used the analysis of professional scientific and methodological literature and sociological research methods, methods of mathematical statistics. When concluding the questionnaire, 10 questions were used with answer options about the reasons for dissatisfaction with the lesson in physical education and motivation, class attendance and the methodology “Level of school motivation”. The study involved students in the amount of 130 people. Results. Our studies of the diagnosis of school motivation for students in grade 1 indicate that the vast majority of students have good school motivation and a positive attitude towards school. Analysis of the results of the study shows that the vast majority of schoolchildren are positively placed on physical education lessons. The main reasons for the dissatisfaction of schoolchildren with physical education lessons is the uniformity of the lessons, students pointed to poor equipment in each age period, excessive physical activity and lack of sports that they like. Key findings. Among the motives preferred by 1st grade students to attend physical education lessons is participation in games and competitions and the opportunity to become a famous athlete, while 3rd and 4th grade students take care of improving their health status. Our questionnaire made it possible to establish that a significant percentage of all students surveyed attend a physical education lesson to communicate with classmates.