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Keane, Francis J.; Cheffers, John T. F. – 1978
The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship of sex, coach behavior, leadership style, and coach-player interaction in a university setting. A statistical experiment was designed using a population of 10 coaches (five male and five female) and six randomly selected players from each coach's team. The Leader Behavior Description…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Behavior Patterns, Higher Education
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Cheffers, John – Quest, 1977
The scientific analysis of the teaching act is the subject of this article, with special emphasis given to measurement techniques (both inductive and deductive) and their problems, validity, and reliability. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Analysis, Interaction Process Analysis, Measurement Instruments
Cheffers, John – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1979
The use of boycott as a political tool of enforcing exclusion from the Olympic Games is shown to be ineffective, illegal, cynical, and misguided. (JMF)
Descriptors: Athletics, International Organizations, International Programs, International Relations
Cheffers, John T. F. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1980
The study of pedagogy in cross-cultural contexts is encouraged and examples of some existing studies and their methodologies are highlighted. (JMF)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Instruction, Research Methodology
Cheffers, John; Evaul, Tom – 1978
This book is written for physical educators and others interested in the performance of the human body in motion. It is divided into four major catagories: (1) The discipline of human movement and its applications; (2) human beings and function through movement; (3) human movement; applied; and (4) human movement: generative and integrated. Six…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Exercise (Physiology), Human Body, Kinetics
Cheffers, John T.F.; And Others – 1976
This study evaluated the city of Boston's Magnet Movement Athletics Program, which brought together inner city children with suburban children in a movement oriented program designed to facilitate racial harmony and the growth of positive interracial attitudes. Four hundred seventh and eighth grade black, white, and oriental children underwent a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Attitudes, Behavior, Interaction Process Analysis
Schempp, Paul G.; Cheffers, John T. F. – 1982
This study investigated the influence of two different instructional approaches on 298 elementary school students. Two four-week units were taught, the first on movement education and fundamental movement skills, and the second on gymnastics. Two treatment groups were randomly selected, and classes were conducted by six experienced teachers who…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Decision Making, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education
Keane, Francis J.; Cheffers, John T. F. – 1977
The influence process for teachers and coaches involves relations with administrators, peers, significant others who may be outside the direct control of the leader, and situational conflicts. Effective leadership requires a knowledge of the processes involved, but existing literature does not cite a single generally acceptable theory of…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, History, Interaction Process Analysis, Intergroup Relations
Lydon, Mary C.; Cheffers, John T. F. – 1978
Questions relating to decision making and its relatonship to body coordination and self-concept in the elementary school child are investigated in this study. The independent variable of teacher behavior was manipulated in order to provide two related learning environments. One, termed Vertical Teaching, required the teacher to retain all of the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Learning Processes
Cheffers, John T. F.; Lombardo, Bennett J. – 1979
The purpose of this study was to observe and describe the teaching behavior and interaction patterns of four elementary school physical education teachers longitudinally. Each teacher was observed twice a day (AM and PM) for a period of 20 consecutive days, resulting in 40 observations per subject. The following conclusions were reached: (1)…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Interaction Process Analysis, Physical Education, Teacher Behavior
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Lydon, Mary C.; Cheffers, John T. F. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1984
This article reports on a study that sought to determine the effects of variable decision-making teaching models upon the development of body coordination and self-concept of elementary school children. Results indicated that level of motor skill achievement was maintained when students were given decision-making responsibility. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Elementary Education, Humanistic Education, Physical Education
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Cheffers, John T. F.; And Others – Physical Educator, 1976
Reported are the development and testing of a scale measuring the attitudes of elementary school students toward physical education programs. (GW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Primary Education, Rating Scales