Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph. D Student in Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

2 Associate professor of sport management department, Faculty of physical education, Tehran university, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to examine the level of physical literacy for 8-12 years students. The method was descriptive with field studies. The sample included all second to sixth grades in Tehran. 284 students in 8 elementary schools were selected by multistage cluster sampling. Physical Literacy Test with 4 domains of Physical competence, Daily physical activity, Motivation and self-confidence, and Knowledge and understanding was used to collect data. The results showed the low level of physical literacy for students. It was also found that there is a significant difference between the scores of physical literacy with gender, age and body mass index, so that The boys' group had higher physical literacy and As the age increased, the level of physical literacy improved, which was less than the period from the terminal Childhood to adolescence, In addition the students with obesity and overweight BMI had fewer physical literacy than those with a recommended BMI. As a result of the studies, it was found that 8-12 years students do not have an acceptable level of physical literacy. This suggests that second-grade students up to the sixth grade have an active lifestyle and consequently they are far from the active and healthy life style. And if not taking this seriously, this group's health from a society may come with different physical, psychological and motor health risks in the future.


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