ERIC Number: EJ704946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
Reference Count: 26
Attitudes toward Physical Education: A Study of High School Students from Four Countries-Austria, Czech Republic, England, and USA
Stelzer, Jiri; Ernest, James M.; Fenster, Mark J.; Langford, George
College Student Journal, v38 n2 p171 Jun 2004
This study investigated the attitude toward physical education of 1107 high school students from four countries, Czech Republic, Austria, England, and the United States. Survey data were gathered and measured using the Adams Scale survey instrument (Adams, 1963). While the data revealed individual differences, the overall sample indicated a decidedly positive attitude toward physical education. Students from the Czech Republic had significantly higher attitude scores than both U.S. and English respondents (p < .001), and males showed a more favorable attitude toward physical education than females (p < .001). Several notable differences were also found when the combined effect of gender and country of origin was measured.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Cultural Differences, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria; Czech Republic; United Kingdom (England); United States