Attitudes toward physical activity held by selected students and secondary school teachers of the Greensboro public school system

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Joan M. Pafford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes toward physical activity held by physical education specialists. A further purpose was to compare the attitudes of physical educators to those perceived by students and general secondary teachers in a specified population. Subjects participating in the study were 66 physical educators, 515 students, and 52 secondary teachers in the secondary school program. All subjects responded to Kenyon's Attitude Inventory, a semantic differential form, concerned with seven concepts: (a) physical activity as a social experience, (b) physical activity for health and fitness, (c) physical activity as a thrill but involving some risk, (d) physical activity as the beauty in human movement, (e) physical activity for the release of tension, (f) physical activity as prolonged and strenuous training, and (g) physical activity as games of chance. Data analysis consisted of: (a) scoring and calculating means for each scale comprising each concept, (b) profile plotting and analysing concepts for all groups of subjects, and (c) computing t tests and ANOVAS to determine significances of difference among concepts as perceived by the sublet sub-groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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