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Piko, B. F., & Kereztes, N. (2006). Physical Activity, Psychosocial Health and Life Goals among Youth. Journal of Community Health, 31, 136-145.

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  • TITLE: Developing Children’s Communication and Social Awareness Skills in Volcano Disaster Areas through Physical Education and Sports Programs

    AUTHORS: Soni Nopembri, Ahmad Rithaudin, Saryono  , Yoshio Sugiyama

    KEYWORDS: Physical Education, Sports, Communication, Social, Empathy, Skills

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Physical Education, Vol.7 No.1, February 27, 2017

    ABSTRACT: This study examined the effects of physical education (PE) and sports programs on children’s communication and social awareness skills in a volcano disaster-prone area in which a 2010 eruption has already produced trauma. Fourth through sixth grade students (n = 810) from fifteen elementary schools in disaster-prone areas, 5 - 15 km from the top of the Merapi volcano, were randomly assigned to groups receiving standard and experimental PE and sports programs over 28 weeks in the academic year 2014/2015. Data were collected before and after the program using communication (10 items) and social awareness (10 items) skills scales. Two- and one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA) and paired sample t-tests were used to compare group means at pre- and post-testing. There were significant interaction on communication and social awareness skills scores between the tests and groups, with gains on mean communication and social awareness scores from pretest to post-test and in the intervention group, compared to control groups. The intervention, a psychosocial-based PE and sports program, was an effective way to improve children’s communication and social awareness skills.