Aim: The aim of this project is to determine the effects of individual and cooperative target orientation, which are two orientations used for planning physical education classes for 2nd level elementary school students, on students’ attitude towards physical education and sport classes.
Method: 47 (7th grade) students participated in this study. “Attitude Toward Physical Education and Sport Lesson” scale was used. The quastionaire was applied as pre-test and post-test. physical education classes were organized during the period of six weeks between pre-test and post-test. The sample group was divided into 2 groups. While physical education class with competitive target orientation was held in the first group (n = 24), physical education class with cooperative target orientation was held in the second group (n = 23). Mann-Whitney U Test and Wilcoxon analyses were used for data analysis
Results: There is no significant difference between the groups in pre-test and post-test.
Conclusion: Physical education classes organized with the methods of competitive target orientation and cooperative target orientation do not affect students’ attitudes towards physical education and sports lessons..,
Keywords: Physical Education Lesson, Orientation, Attitude