ERIC Number: ED324285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
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Use of a Classwide Peer Recording Program To Enhance the Quality and Accuracy of Responses of Physical Education Majors in a Physical Activity Class.
Ocansey, Reginald T-A.
This study employed a classwide peer recording (CWPR) program to demonstrate the efficacy of peers as behavior change agents in a physical activity setting. The study sought to determine whether or not the frequency of stimuli conditions presented by a game changes when a CWPR procedure is in effect, and whether or not the frequency of actual responses to the stimuli changes under these circumstances. The quality and/or accuracy of actual responses and their rate of success were also examined. The subjects were 4 college students in a class of 18 students enrolled in an advanced soccer class. The four peer recorders were trained in the use of the Pioneer Instrument for Measuring Soccer Playing Ability in Regular Setting (PIMSPARS) following baseline conditions. Results revealed that the introduction of the CWPR procedure produced immediate change and gains in the frequency of actual responses for all subjects. Withdrawal of the CWPR procedure produced a consistent decrease in behavior patterns for all subjects. These findings indicate the effectiveness of peers as behavior change agents in improvements in motor behaviors in physical activity settings. The instrument used in the study is appended, and behavior changes are illustrated in charts. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the World Convention of the Association Internationale d'Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique (Loughborough, England, July 1990).