The relationship between attitudes toward participation in physical activities and motives for choosing teaching physical education as a career

Nasser Al-Rawahi, Ali Al-Yarabi

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Abstract

This study aims at investigating the relationship between physical education teachers' attitudes toward participation in physical activity and their motives toward choosing physical education as a teaching profession. Two questionnaires with a sample of 98 participants were employed as a data collection vehicle. The results showed that participants in this study had strong attitudes toward physical activities. Furthermore, participants expressed a mixture of intrinsic and extrinsic reasons as to why they opted for physical education as a teaching profession. Moreover, the findings revealed a significant relationship between participants' attitudes toward participation in physical activity and their motives toward choosing physical education as a teaching profession.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-192
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Instruction
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Motives
  • Physical activities
  • Physical education
  • Teachers' attitudes
  • Teaching profession

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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