A comparison of attitude change toward physical education in classes taught with different emphases

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Jane Elizabeth Nugent (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if planned discussion within one physical education class would produce a significant change in attitude toward physical education on a pretest and post-test basis as compared to the results of no planned discussion within another physical education class also engaged in the same pre-test and post-test procedure. Both groups were taught the skills and knowledges of beginning yoga. Kenyon's "Six Scales for Assessing Attitude Toward Physical Activity: Form D - College Women" was used as the testing instrument. The study lasted five weeks. Two class meetings per week were used within each class. Fifteen full-time college women of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro were enrolled in each class, one of which was used as a control group, while the other was used as an experimental group. Both groups were taught a skill and concept unit in yoga for six lessons and both classes covered approximately the same amount of material. The control group spent every lesson engaged in the activity, while the experimental group spent the final ten minutes of every period in some type of planned discussion. An attempt was made to emphasize positive values of physical education through discussion techniques. Following the post-test with the attitude inventory both groups received a teacher-constructed, multiple-choice test based on the skill and concept unit only. An attempt was made to determine if the amount of time spent in discussion would affect knowledge concepts of the unit material taught.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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