physical education, middle school, physical education curriculum, student attitudes
Attitudes are formed by beliefs and experiences a person has had in their life (Silverman & Subramanian, 1999). This principle applies to middle school students' attitudes in physical education. The purpose of this study was to determine middle school students' attitudes towards physical education. For this study 227 middle school students in the Midwest of the United States were surveyed, then 28 students were interviewed regarding the attitudes towards physical education. It was found that middle school students tend to have positive attitudes towards physical education more specifically, the student felt that physical education is important their education and that the activities they participate in are fun and the physical education class is an important aspect of a student's school day.
Original Publication Citation
Barney, D., & Christenson, R. (2012). General attitudes of middle school students towards physical education. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 18, (2), 24-32.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barney, David C. and Christenson, Robert, "General Attitudes of Middle School Students Towards Physical Education" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1930.
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