physical education, teach physical education, students
Many times a child will be asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The answers are varied, yet their responses usually reflect what their parents' employment may be. For this study, factors were investigated that have an effect on college students' decisions to become physical educators. For this study it was found that former physical education and coaches were the most influential people affecting college students' decision to become physical education teachers, not parents. It was also found that many of these college students were actively involved in high school athletics, thus also affecting their decision to become a physical education teacher. The results from this study can serve PETE faculty to capitalize on their PETE student's excitement to teach physical education.
Original Publication Citation
McGaha, P., & Barney, D. (2014). Why teach pe? Factors that affect students' decisions to teach physical education. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 19, (1), 14-25.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McGaha, Patrick and Barney, David C., "Why Teach PE? Factors that Affect Students' Decisions to Teach Physical Education Revisited" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 1927.
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