Title page for ETD etd-052099-171214


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Krouscas, Jr., James Athan
URN etd-052099-171214
Title Middle School Students' Attitudes Toward A Physical Education Program
Degree PhD
Department Teaching and Learning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Graham, George M. Committee Chair
Gatewood, Thomas E. Committee Member
Poole, Jon R. Committee Member
Singh, Kusum Committee Member
Stremmel, Andrew J. Committee Member
Keywords
  • middle school
  • attitudes
  • adolescence
  • physical education
Date of Defense 1999-05-06
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine middle school students' attitude toward a physical education program and to determine the various aspects of the program that appear to contribute to positive and negative attitudes towards middle school physical education. Students (N=348) from one middle school located in a mid-Atlantic state completed a survey regarding their attitudes toward physical education. All responses were categorized using a critical incident technique. Results indicate that positive attitudes towards physical education decline between grades six and eight. This trend was more apparent for females than for males. Major categories associated with positive and negative attitudes towards physical education include curriculum content, class atmosphere, teacher behavior, dressing out, and self-perception.
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