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Middle school students’ attitudes toward physical education
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TATE Volume 23, Number 5, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine middle school students’ attitudes toward physical education using an attitude instrument grounded in attitude theory. In addition, this investigation also sought to ascertain if gender and grade level influence student attitudes toward the subject matter. Participants for this study were 995 students from grades 6 to 8. A previously validated attitude instrument based on a two-component view of attitude with scores that showed evidence of reliability and validity was used. Overall all students had moderately positive attitudes toward physical education. There was, however, a decline in attitude scores as students progressed in grade level. Higher grades had lower mean scores.

Citation

Subramaniam, P.R. & Silverman, S. (2007). Middle school students’ attitudes toward physical education. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 23(5), 602-611. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 5, 2021 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2007.02.003

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