Attitudes of Omani PE Teachers and PE College Students Towards Teaching PE

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate attitudes of PE college students, and in-service Omani PE teachers towards teaching PE. A total of 195 participants were involved in the study (77 PE college students from Sultan Qaboos University and 118 Omani PE teachers who graduated from Sultan Qaboos University).
A scale that measures attitudes towards teaching PE was specifically developed and administered to the sample. The scale consisted of two subscales: 1) attitudes towards teaching PE as an educational profession, and 2) attitudes towards teaching PE as a personal preference. Each of the two sub-scales comprised 11 five-point-Likert-type items.
The results revealed that students possess more positive attitudes towards teaching PE than in-service PE teachers. Also, females (PE college students and PE teachers) expressed more positive attitudes towards PE than males did. The results also revealed a positive correlation between attitudes towards PE as an educational profession and PE as a personal preference. The results showed that the length of service had no effect on teachers’ attitudes towards PE as educational profession or as a personal preference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
Journalالمجلة العلمية للتربية البدنية وعلوم الرياضة
Volume2
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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