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A Descriptive Analysis Of Selected Personality Traits Of Student Teachers In Physical Education, Chunlei Lu Dec 2000

A Descriptive Analysis Of Selected Personality Traits Of Student Teachers In Physical Education, Chunlei Lu

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study investigated changes in six personality traits over a course of a teaching semester. The personality traits measured included anxiety, concentration, confidence, mental preparation, motivation, and cooperation. An adapted Psychological Skills Inventory for Sport (PSIS) questionnaire was administered to student teachers before (PRE), at mid-term (MID), and immediate after (POST) a student teaching period. Repeated Measures Multivariate Analysis of Variance (rm MANOVA) and rm ANOVA and t-test of Scheffe were used to analyze differences for each the selected personality traits in terms of time (PRE, MID, and POST). The results reported significant differences in anxiety, concentration, confidence in terms ...


Descriptive Analysis Of Management Techniques Employed By Ghanaian Physical Education Teachers, Patrick Boafo Akuffo May 2000

Descriptive Analysis Of Management Techniques Employed By Ghanaian Physical Education Teachers, Patrick Boafo Akuffo

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the managerial skills employed by Ghanaian physical education teachers focusing on the senior secondary school level to determine the time for management of the lessons. The instrument used in collecting the data was the University College of Education of Winneba Instrument for Collecting Managerial Data (UCEW-ICOMAD) adapted from existing instruments by Siedentop and Siedentop and Rife. The subjects for the study comprised eleven senior secondary school teachers from Winneba and Tamale and their students. Thirty-six lessons were observed and analyzed using percentages and mean scores.

The results indicated that the mean managerial ...


Dimensions Coaching Performance: Determining The Validity And Reliability Of The State University Of New York College At Brockport Student Athlete Assessment Form (Saaf), Gregory W. Lund Jul 1998

Dimensions Coaching Performance: Determining The Validity And Reliability Of The State University Of New York College At Brockport Student Athlete Assessment Form (Saaf), Gregory W. Lund

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Literature pertaining to the evaluation of coaches concurs that the process of evaluating coaches should be formalized and specific (Leland, 1988; Levy, 1989; Stier, 1983; MacLean & Chelladurai, 1995). SUNY Brockport has employed the Student Athlete Assessment Form (hereafter referred to as the SAAF), to evaluate the effectiveness of its coaches at the end of each athletic season. Despite being used in various forms for 14 years as a significant data source for the overall evaluation of coaches, the validity and reliability of the SAAF are unknown. This study was conducted to determine the validity and reliability of the SAAF. Between ...


Examination Of Students Engagement In A Block-Schedule Innovation Program, Isaac Kwa Kyemenu-Sarsa Dec 1997

Examination Of Students Engagement In A Block-Schedule Innovation Program, Isaac Kwa Kyemenu-Sarsa

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Innovations in education occur in an attempt to bring about improvement in the educational process. But not all innovations tum out to have positive effect on the educational process. Kirk (1988) noted that it is possible to present an innovation that embodies some new idea without it ever bringing about any genuine change in what people think or do. Block-scheduling developed about five ago is one innovation that has attracted attention in recent years and is gaining ground with an increasing number of schools block-scheduling. The schedule has as its aim, a reduced number of periods per day, (usually four ...


A Comparison Of The Effects Of Weight Training On Strength And Girth Measures Of Prepubescent And Postpubescent Boys, Brian C. Jones May 1989

A Comparison Of The Effects Of Weight Training On Strength And Girth Measures Of Prepubescent And Postpubescent Boys, Brian C. Jones

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effects of a weight training program on strength and girth measures of prepubescent and postpubescent boys. Forty-nine subjects participated in this study. Thirty-four subjects were trained and 15 were untrained. The trained group consisted of 16 prepubescent subjects. All subjects were given a pretest which consisted of two girth measures and five strength measures. The trained group participated in an eight-week weight training program. The untrained group participated in regular physical education classes. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, both groups were posttested using the same procedures as the pretest. Data were ...


Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck Jun 1981

Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Inservice education needs of physical educators to integrate students with handicapping conditions into regular programs were investigated. The Inservice Education Needs-Assessment Inventory (IENAI) and information sheet were mailed to two hundred physical educators who were members of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (NYSAHPER). A total of eighty-four responses (42%) were received including nine responses which were incomplete. Results showed that physical educators have need of developing, in rank order, knowledge of: assessment tests; pupil placement and equipment alternatives; supportive services; limitations and needs of pupils; legislative implications; individualizing instruction; integration techniques and task analysis ...


An Analysis Of The Qualifications And Perceived Effectiveness Of Athletic Directors In The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association, Janice A. Bell Aug 1979

An Analysis Of The Qualifications And Perceived Effectiveness Of Athletic Directors In The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association, Janice A. Bell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The study identified through questionnaire format, the personal characteristics and professional qualifications of athletic directors in the member schools of the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association. Also determined was the essentiality of the listed qualifications for the position of athletic director. The following was found about the responding athletic directors: 72.5 percent were between 30 and 49 years of age, 7.4 percent were female, and less than 6 percent were Negro. Additional findings were: 26 of the 47 qualifications were rated as essential, the rank-order of qualifications differed according to the size of the school, athletic directors ...