Krešimir Hrg1, Petra Lončar1, Wanda Haber Zelanto1, Dario Novak1, Hrvoje Podnar1

1University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Croatia

Attainment of the Health Outcomes by Implementing Educational Videos During the Final Part of the Physical Education Lesson

Monten. J. Sports Sci. Med. 2023, 12(2), 11-16 | DOI: 10.26773/mjssm.230902


This study investigated the impact of educational video content in the final part of the PE lesson on students’ health literacy and their perceptions of the usefulness and satisfaction of PE lessons. The study included 160 students in grades 6 to 8 from an elementary school in Croatia, with an average age of 13.75 years, of which 93 (58%) were female. The experimental group (n=111) participated in the PE lessons with educational video content, while the control group (n=49) participated in the standard PE lesson. At the beginning and at the end of the research, both groups completed a theoretical written knowledge test on health literacy and a questionnaire to assess attitudes towards PE lessons. An ANCOVA was used to measure the impact of the experimental programme on post-intervention results while including initial results as a covariate. After the experiment, statistically significant differences were observed between the results of the experimental and control groups of students for Theoretical knowledge (9.90±0.29 vs. 8.33±0.43, F(1,159) = 8.998, p = 0.003) and Perception of the usefulness of PE lessons (2.93±0.06 vs 2.69±0.09, F(1,163) = 4.434, p = 0.037), while no statistically significant differences were observed for Satisfaction with PE lessons (2.95±0, 09 vs. 3.02±0.06, p = 0.553). The intervention positively affected students’ knowledge and perception of PE lessons without impairing their satisfaction, indicating that integrating educational video content into PE lessons connecting physical activity and health literacy is viable.


health literacy, usefulness, satisfaction, attitude, elementary school

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