Student attitudes toward instructional processes in secondary physical education

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James Floyd McKethan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to explore student attitudes toward instructional processes in secondary physical education. Germane to the investigation were the following research questions: (1) Will differences exist in student attitudes according to the class in which the student is enrolled? (2) Will attitudes differ according to the levels of nonparticipation by students in the physical education class? (3) Will student gender be a factor in attitudinal differences about instructional processes? (4) Will attitudinal differences toward instructional processes parallel differences among students according to first semester letter grades? The Student Attitude Inventory for Instructional Processes in Secondary Physical Education was developed to assess student attitudes. Seventy-six inventory statements were administered to 278 male and female tenth grade physical education students. Criteria for retaining statements in the final inventory were factor loadings and final estimates of communality equal to or greater than 0.50. The final SAI-IPSPE had a test-retest reliability of 0.72.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Physical education and training $x Study and teaching (Secondary)
Students $x Attitudes
Teacher-student relationships

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