ERIC Number: ED157875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Partner Choice in Cooperative and Competitive Sport Settings.
Duquin, Mary E.
The results of this research have relevance for sport educators who are integrating sport classes and who are concerned with the interpersonal interactions of boys and girls playing together. The author hypothesized that males and females would prefer to interact in a sport setting with members of their own sex and ability level. The results of an analysis of variance indicated that: (1) males generally preferred to interact with males; (2) females did not generally tend to differentiate on the basis of sex; (3) low ability subjects were equally willing to interact with low or average ability others; and (4) average ability males were equally willing to play with average or above average players while average ability females preferred to interact with similar others. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Achievement Need, Athletes, Competition, Difficulty Level, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), High School Students, Interaction Process Analysis, Performance Factors, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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