A description of dyadic student/teacher interactions in the physical education activity class

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Janie P. Brown (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to describe the number, length, and type of dyadic student/teacher interactions in physical education activity classes. In this study types of interaction referred to the content and noncontent relatedness of the interaction. The interactions were related specifically to the sex of the teacher, the sex of the student, the teacher-perceived skill level of the student, and the status of the student as an athlete or nonathlete. The classes of six male and six female physical education teachers were selected for observational study. Three college students were trained in the use of The Brown Dyadic Interaction Observation Tool and used the tool to gather data in five classes of each of the twelve selected teachers. Prior to the collection of data, interobserver and intraobserver reliability were estimated using the percentage of agreement formula. Interobserver reliability scores ranged from .77 to .90 and intraobserver reliability scores ranged from .85 to 88. Each of the three observers met the standard of reliability.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Teacher-student relationships
Physical education teachers $x Attitudes
Physical education for children

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