Incidents and consequences of motor literacy development in elementary school students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student in Sports Management, Ardabil Islamic Azad University

2 2. Department of Physical Education, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran, Professor of Mohaghegh Ardabil University

3 Department of Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of Sports Management, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran



The purpose of this study is to identify the incidents and consequences of the development of physical literacy in elementary school students. In- depth and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Maxqda software version 2020 was used for data analysis. The statistical population of the study was professors of sports management and motor behavior and expert teachers in the field of physical literacy in education system. The data of quality section, which was in the form of text and audio format, showed that in identifying of axial phenomenon of research (physical literacy development), the six main categories of movement development, skill dimension development, perceptual concept, physical concept, cognitive concept and motivational concept and two categories of Environmental and technical factors as causal conditions and 8 main categories including cultural factors, organizations and external influencing factors, social factors, family, media, education, resources, technology and educational institutions were extracted as the underlying factors of physical literacy. In the primary consequences part, main categories of obesity, had a positive effect on growth dimensions, positive mental effect, a positive impact on children's personality, improving learning and physical health, and in the secondary consequences the main categories of functional effects on sport and training of healthy generation, positive social, economic was discovered. It seems that physical literacy training helps children to develop inherently motivated behaviors and find a way to have an active lifestyle throughout their lives and ultimately increase their quality of life and their welfare


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