Collegiate consumers of physical education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rhoda Metzger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas J. Martinek

Abstract: The study developed a viable model for analyzing the nature and predicting the course selection and longitudinal course consumption by collegiate consumers of physical education. The study included a literature search about general university physical education that revealed the majority of past research was program focused with little or no forecasting potential. A secondary analysis was executed on the selected variables derived from participants in the General University Program of physical education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1980 to 1984. Four sources of data were used in the investigation. Selected items from the Educational Testing Service's Student Descriptive Questionnaire, university student data profiles, university course enrollments and personality types as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator comprised the database used in the study. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses were used to develop a series of prediction equations creating a successful model of course selection and course enrollment patterns. The characteristics of the participants remain stable over four years. Course types are relatively independent, but less so for course enrollment patterns. The model has global applicability with minor modifications.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Physical education and training $x Study and teaching (Higher)
Universities and colleges $x Curricula

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