Academic Performance and Competence Perception in Physical Education Final Year Projects
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Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Subject/sPre-service teacher education
Final Degree Project
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The present study aims to examine to what extent the global academic performance achieved in the Degree/ Master’s Degree determines the level of competencies acquired through the final year project (TFG for Degrees and TFM for Master’s Degrees) in Physical Education preservice teacher education (PSTE-PE). The study was conducted based on the replies to a questionnaire that was built ad-hoc on the basis of studies regarding competency perception scales. The sample consisted of 325 participants from 34 Spanish universities: 186 students and 139 graduates. In this study, a comparative correlational design was used, where one variable referred to the perception of (cross-curricular, general teaching and PE-specific teaching) competencies acquired by PSTE-PE students and graduates during their TFG/TFM, and the other on was related to the global academic performance shown by those students and graduates during their Degree/Master’s Degree studies. The results confirmed a significant relation...