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ERIC Number: EJ846952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Students' Reports of Misbehavior in Physical Education
Cothran, Donetta J.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v78 n3 p216-224 Jun 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine students' reports of misbehavior in physical education class. Secondary school participants (N = 2,309) completed a previously validated instrument designed to measure students' reports of 59 student behaviors occurring in classes that might affect class management (e.g., from talking to bringing weapons to class). Three-way repeated measures analysis of variance results suggested that students' reports of misbehaviors occurring in physical education classes differed by gender, grade level, and ethnic background. Chi-square results also suggested there were differences in participants' views about why students misbehave by gender, grade level, and environment. Descriptive findings indicated most student misbehaviors were mild and moderate in nature. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A