An Investigation on the Factors Affecting Students’ Interest in Physical Education Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) at a Local City College in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines


  • Joseph Lobo City College of Angeles, Phillippines
  • Genesis Dimalanta Mabalacat City College, Philippines
  • Clarenz Bautista Pampanga State Agricultural University, Philippines



Factors, Interest, Local College, Physical Education


A descriptive-exploratory study which aims to explore the different factors that affects students’ interest in Physical Education. The respondents of the study are 1st and 2nd year students taking minor Physical Education 2 and 4 enrolled in the academic year 2019-2020 at City College of Angeles. Simple random sampling was used to gather data from the respondents. A 35-item questionnaire was adapted to be used on the survey. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) was utilized to identify the factors that affects students’ interest towards PE. Based on the results, the following factors were identified: (1) Love for Physical Education, (2) Teacher, (3) Dance Activities, (4) Sports and Physical Fitness, (5) Teacher’s Consideration, (6) Climate and Facilities and (7) Teacher as an Instructional Material as factors which can affect the interest of students towards PE. From the results, recommendations were provided to teachers and for future research directions. Limitations of this study is acknowledged.


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Author Biographies

Joseph Lobo, City College of Angeles, Phillippines

Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Performing Arts Program
Institute of Education, Arts and Sciences

Genesis Dimalanta, Mabalacat City College, Philippines

Field of Study Head, Institute of Arts, Sciences and Teacher Education

Clarenz Bautista, Pampanga State Agricultural University, Philippines

Instructor I, College of Education


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How to Cite

Lobo, J., Dimalanta, G., & Bautista, C. (2022). An Investigation on the Factors Affecting Students’ Interest in Physical Education Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) at a Local City College in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. American Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation, 1(2), 63–69.