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ERIC Number: EJ890528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Students' Misbehaviors in Physical Education Lessons: A Sample from Turkey
Yoncalik, Oguzhan
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v8 n1 p59-86 2010
Introduction: When preparing a lesson plan, one can design the subject to be taught, the teaching method and all related activities, and configure all this around the most appropriate available setting. Student misbehaviors during lessons seem to be the most significant factor that hinders instruction in spite of the teacher's efforts in effective class management. The purpose of this study is to present information about student misbehaviors encountered by physical education teachers and their frequency. Method: This study has been conducted in the context of physical education and with 102 physical education teachers working for primary and secondary schools in the Turkish cities of Kirikkale, Zonguldak, Artvin, and Istanbul during Spring Term of 2007-2008. The data have been collected through a "scale" developed for Physical Education. The data obtained were first evaluated generally and then analyzed and interpreted according to the gender of teachers and the type of school (primary/secondary) for which they work. Results: Severe student misbehaviors were reported to be encountered rarely if at all: these negative situations can be overcome in cooperation with school administrators rather than being addressed within the structure of the lesson or by the teacher. Another significant result is that female teachers generally encounter more severe misbehaviors in comparison to male teachers. Discussion or Conclusion: According to physical education teachers, students in secondary schools are more passive, reluctant, indifferent and withdrawn than students in primary schools during their physical education lessons. Generally, as the age level of students increases, students' misbehaviors experience an increase, too. Misbehaviors vary according to the grade level of students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey