A comparison of attitudes toward physical education among ninth grade students in four schools in Central Virginia, with emphasis on racial significance

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Leah Watts Settle (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: From the mid-1950's to the present, school systems throughout America have dealt with the racial issue in numerous manners. Students were exposed to a period of transition from one type of school system to another, depending on the manner in which their localities met the particular problem. This study has investigated the attitudes toward physical education of students who attended school during that transitional period. Several reliable and valid instruments for measuring attitudes toward physical education exist, one of which, the Mercer Attitude Inventory, was used to compare the attitudes of students from four schools from the central Virginia area. Results were interpreted with regard to race and school of the subjects. The schools involved in the study were Amherst County High School, an integrated public high school? Prince Edward County High School, an all-black public high school; Holy Cross High School, a predominantly white parochial school: and Seven Hills School, an all-white private school for girls. Physical education teachers from the four schools administered the Mercer Attitude Inventory to all ninth grade physical education students.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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