Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Factors That Impact Middle School Student's Attitudes and Perceptions in Physical Education. (Pedagogy)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Factors That Impact Middle School Student's Attitudes and Perceptions in Physical Education. (Pedagogy)

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The middle school years for students can be very impressionable, thus affecting attitudes towards certain school subjects. The purpose of this study was to identity factors that impact attitude and interest in middle school students for physical education. Factors to be analyzed for this study were attitudes of middle school student's satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the physical education curriculum, and the effect of the physical education teacher on student attitudes towards physical education class. In order to analyze these factors a survey was administered to learn how these factors affect student attitudes. Additionally, to add depth to the data from the surveys, interviews were conducted, This study of attitudes and interest in middle school students for physical education is an important addition to the pedagogy literature. To this date very little research has been done in this context. Many studies that have investigated student attitudes have mainly looked at either high school or elementary school aged students. The lack of information regarding middle school students' offers an opportunity to add to the literature regarding student attitude and interest in physical education. …

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