A preliminary study to investigate the influence of different teaching styles on pupils' goal orientations in physical education

Marina I. Salvara*, Mike Jess, Angela Abbott, József Bognár

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Abstract

Via a Greek sample of 75 sixth grade pupils, the influences of teaching styles on pupils' goal orientations were investigated. LAPOPECQ was distributed twice, before and after the application of the teaching programme consisting of four teaching style groups. Employing a paired samples t test, the results indicated significant pre-to-post changes. Thereafter, a two-way independent analysis of variance and post-hoc Bonferroni tech niques resulted in significant differences in the pre-to-post changes of pupils' goal orientations. The effect of gender differed only for the knowledge assimilation (KAG) and mainly for the production (KPG) groups, examined with the use of independent t tests. Pearson product-moment correlations were applied to determine the degree of relationships in the changes of LAPOPECQ components for each teaching group and for the whole sample. The results indicated that the teaching group denoting reproduction of knowledge (KRG) affected negatively pupils' perceived motivational orientations towards learning/task, while the teaching groups implying assimilation (KAG), discovery (KDG) and production (KPG) of knowledge revealed a positive effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-74
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Physical Education Review
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Knowledge teaching groups
  • Learning/task
  • Performance/ego-oriented pupils

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