A study of the problem-solving method of teaching bowling

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Marilyn La Plante (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Marie Riley

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the problem-solving method on skill development in bowling. It was the dual purpose to determine the effect of this method on attitude toward physical education. Subjects were selected from three bowling service classes at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on the basis of their past experience in bowling and totals of their first five games in bowling. Twenty-one subjects from two classes were used as the experimental group and twelve subjects from a third class served as the control group. The first five game totals were used as initial scores in bowling and scores from the Drinkwater Attitude Inventory were used as initial scores of attitude. The experimental group received thirty-one class periods of bowling instruction under the problem-solving method. The control group was taught for the same length of time by the control method which was based on the generally accepted methods of instruction in bowling. Final bowling scores were the totals of games nine to thirteen and final attitude scores were the scores on the attitude inventory which was readministered on the last day of class.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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