Influence of Perceived Physical Literacy on Coaching Efficacy and Leadership Behavior.

Author:Deresh, Renee
Position:Letter to editor
 
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Dear Editor-in-chief

I have read with enthusiasm an article by Li et al. (2019) in the March 2019 issue titled ("Influence of Perceived Physical Literacy on Coaching Efficacy and Leadership Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study"). This study primarily focuses on how physical literacy has revolutionized to influence more physical activity, better health, and exceptional physical education for children. The research found that incorporating more physical literacy as a form of guiding ideology in certain programs like physical education, demonstrates a positive response in motivation, competence, confidence, and certain values to employ in physical activity all throughout life. The findings are theorized that individuals with physical literacy will have excellent chances in order to grow healthier in a variety of domains like psychosocial, mental, and physical (Corbin, 2016; Giblin et al., 2014; Longmuir and Tremblay, 2016; Roetart and MacDonald, 2015, p. 82). However, some distinct points should be considered in order to encourage further discussion.

Today, there are many concerns regarding physical literacy and it's correlation to obesity and living a healthy lifestyle. As young children continue to attend physical education classes all around the world, it is essential to further this research on how improved physical education classes and physical literacy will affect them developmentally in order to gain the skills required for a good life experience. The study by Li et al. (2019) accomplishes this through studying numerous participants who performed a specific questionnaire that was developed from a Perceived Physical Literacy Instrument. The responses based on a 5-point Likert scale rated the participant's agreement on knowledge and understanding as well as communication, which showed great reliability (Li et al., 2019, p. 84). Based on these findings supplied by the questionnaire, it suggests that more attention to physical literacy must be placed upon younger children in physical education courses to emphasize a sense of self, confidence, and knowledge in order to have a better future lifestyle. The study underscores the need for earlier intervention.

While the importance of physical literacy is made clear in increasing a sense of self and confidence, it would be extremely interesting to extend this research even further. For example, would early intervention of physical literacy positively affect the development of a child? If younger...

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