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ERIC Number: EJ913618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Alternatives to Using Exercise as Punishment
Rosenthal, Maura; Pagnano-Richardson, Karen; Burak, Lydia
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n5 p44-48 May-Jun 2010
Although the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and other governing bodies discourage coaches and teachers from using exercise as punishment, its use is still fairly widespread. In order to better understand why coaches and teachers use exercise as punishment, this article examines some of the findings from a recent study (Burak et al., 2009). The study results reveal that many physical education students believe that exercise as punishment can teach athletes and students that there are consequences to their actions and can help coaches and teachers establish authority. The purposes of this article are to discuss these outcome beliefs and provide alternatives to using exercise as punishment. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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