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ERIC Number: ED081742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 8
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Characteristics of Students Enrolled in the Voluntary Program of Basic Instruction at the University of Washington.
Lawson, Hal A.
The purposes of this extensive pilot investigation were twofold: a) student input regarding policies and procedures related to the conduct of the voluntary program was solicited; b) more importantly, the investigation was designed to procure relevant data pertaining to the physical activity backgrounds and other selected characteristics of students who elected classes at the University of Washington during the spring quarter of 1971. Classes were randomly selected from six strata; 226 students ultimately completed the questionnaires, which were designed and administered by the investigator. On the basis of specific findings of the investigation, two general conclusions appear to be warranted. First, students who elect physical education at the university have extensive background in both instructional and organized extracurricular programs of physical activity--a finding supportive of the hypothesis that structure begets structure. Secondly, the homogeneity of responses to questions regarding the subject's identification with visible groups of students and their respective participation in social and campus activities constitutes a basis for the hypothesis that students who elect physical education at the college level might constitute a distinct subculture of the total student population. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973