ERIC Number: ED431726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Stability of Teachers' Attitudes toward Curriculum in Physical Education.
Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Silverman, Stephen
This study investigated the stability of physical education teachers' attitudes toward four outcome goals for physical education over a 2-year period of time. The four outcome goals were physical activity and fitness, self-actualization, motor skill development, and social development. Participants for this study were 121 physical education teachers who completed the previously validated "Attitudes Toward Curriculum in Physical Education" curriculum in the spring of 1996 and in 1998. Results indicated that teachers' attitudes toward physical activity and fitness were moderately stable. The intraclass correlation coefficients between the first and second administration of the attitude instrument were .40, .41, .49, and .56 for the domain areas of self-actualization, physical activity and fitness, social development, and motor skill development, respectively, and were statistically significant. Repeated-measures ANOVA results for differences between teachers' attitudes over time showed that they were not significantly different, also supporting the stability of teachers' attitudes toward the physical education outcome goals. There were significant differences, however, by level of teaching over the 2-year period for the importance of self-actualization and social development. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).