Sustainable Development of Character Education in Physical Education: Bibliometric Analysis Using VOSviewer




bibliometrics, sustainable development, physical education, VOSviewer


Objective: This study uses a bibliometric approach and the VOSviewer program to assess the growth of research papers on incorporating character education into physical education so that other researchers can get information and develop it. For theme study next still in scope education character through education physica.


Method: Reference sample article totaling 999 articles with using the Publish or Perish application sourced from the Google Scholar database. The title and abstract of the article serve as guidelines in carrying out the process of searching for the keywords character education and physical education.


Results: The data search found 99 9 relevant articles published in 2012 to 2022. This study used 3 keywords, namely: integration, character education, and physical education. The term character education has 141 links, and a total of 459 strengths. The term physical education has 220 links, and a total of 950 strengths. And the integration term has 264 links, and a total of 2,919 strengths.


Conclusion: The development of the number of publications that integrate character education into physical education over the last 11 years has experienced fluctuations, namely in 2012-2015 it has increased. From 2012 there were 98 publications, to 113 publications in 2013, 108 publications in 2014, and 120 publications in 2015. Before finally experiencing a decline in publications in 2016-2022 (sequentially 111, 103, 115, 93, 72, 33, 33 publications annually). So that the research opportunities for character education in physical education are still very likely to be researched and associated with other terms.


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How to Cite

Hayudi, Lardika, R. A., Suherman, A., Sutresna, N., Yudiana, Y., & Ray, H. R. D. (2023). Sustainable Development of Character Education in Physical Education: Bibliometric Analysis Using VOSviewer. Journal of Law and Sustainable Development, 11(8), e1432.