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Garn, Alex; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Fahlman, Mariane M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
This study investigated the relationships among four distinct types of social goals, effort, and disruptive behavior in urban physical education. Social responsibility, affiliation, recognition, status goals, along with effort and disruptive behavior in physical education were reported by high school physical education students (N = 314) from…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Physical Education, Social Status, Structural Equation Models
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta; Faust, Roberta – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The purpose of our study was to examine the impact of mentoring-based professional development on physical education teachers' efficacy. Experienced mentor teachers were paired (n = 15) with inexperienced protege teachers (n = 15) at the beginning of a yearlong intervention study. It was hypothesized that teachers would increase their efficacy to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mentors, Self Efficacy, Computer Attitudes
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Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Context Effect, Public Schools, Social Influences