About this Research Topic
The regular practice of physical activity has a positive influence on the physical and psychological health of participants. In a context such as sports or physical education classes, knowledge and manipulation of psychological variables such as attention, self-confidence, stress control, anxiety, motivation, cohesion, self-control or emotional self-regulation, moods, and interpersonal skills can influence sports commitment and sports or academic performance. Furthermore, it has also been confirmed that a highly competitive context under a motivational climate involving the ego, can generate feelings of fear of failure and the appearance of feelings of shame, causing in athletes and students some degree of insecurity, anxiety, or stress and avoidance behaviors, which will negatively affect the well-being, interpersonal behavior and performance. Therefore, physical and psychological well-being depends on the social environments in which physical activity and sport are practiced, and therefore on the significant agents in the environment. This special issue would aim to collect the most recent research on factors influencing physical and psychological well-being and adherence to physical activity in the context of sports and physical education classes.
With this in mind, we encourage manuscript submissions on any of the following topics in the sport or physical education context:
• Motivation, autonomy, and satisfaction;
• teaching and learning models;
• physical exercise, physical activity, and sports performance;
• physical exercise, physical activity, and academic performance;
• didactic and psychological factors that affect academic and sports performance;
• physical education in school and its relation to organic and psychological health;
• physical activity and health-related physical fitness;
• systematic scientific literature reviews concerning this research topic;
• physical exercise and physical activity in children and adolescents with special needs;
• group dynamics in sport and exercise;
• physical education classes and the improvement of executive functions, academic performance, and emotional intelligence;
• physical education classes, sports, and inclusion;
• disability and sport.
Empirical research, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed analysis, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and case studies involving students and teachers of Physical Education or athletes and coaches will be considered. Longitudinal or cross-sectional studies that track any of these variables annually or even comparing between countries and/or cultures will also be considered. The presentation of other analysis on topics related to Physical Education and sport are also welcome and encouraged to be discussed with the Editors
Keywords: Motivation, education, sport; physical education, psychological well-being, volume III
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.