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Problemática y beneficios de las actividades acuáticas en la escuela

The main objective of the study was to verify the assessment of the aquatic activities in reference to the physical education professors in secondary education for those that participated in the Aquatic Activities in Physical Education Questionnaire (CAAFE). It also tells the main effects and which interactions produced gender, educational background, working status, teaching experience, type of courses completed, who taught the aquatic/water activity classes and the opinion of the general aspects of physical education about the inclusion of water activities in the school. The participants in the survey were one hundred and seventy-six ESO teachers from the Murcia Region. An exploratory factorial analysis used "benefits of inclusion" and "problems of the teachers" as the two dominant factors along with acceptable coefficients. An explained total variance of 35.98% was used to check the validity of the questionnaire. After the respective variance analysis, it was verified that women considered the benefits from activities in the curriculum more important than their own problems. Whereas, the problems presented were taken in account by the teachers who had to teach classes with a water expert present to be included in the school curriculum. Having a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Sport does not imply a better knowledge of the benefits nor that fewer problems with the activities will occur. The results were argued among other research and a wide range of bibliography.