Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Education, Health & Behavior Studies
The purpose of this study was to discover the attitude toward physical education of the one-hundred Manitoba principals of high schools with enrollments over one hundred and fifty. For the basis of evaluation, the Wear Attitude Inventory was incorporated into a questionnaire, to which ninety-one principals responded.
Comparisons between different groups of principals to determine attitude differences were also made. These comparisons were made between: Older and younger principals; principals of schools with small enrollment (less than 300) and principals of schools with- larger enrollment; principals with different educational preparation; principals who engaged in personal recreational sports activities and principals who indicated they did not -participate in them; supervisors and non-supervisors; and principals of schools which had a longer class time for physical education and principals of schools with a shorter class time.
AS an entire group, the principals had a favorable attitude toward physical education, but the attitude was not highly favorable. No statistically significant attitude differences were found between the different comparison groups.
Ferris, Aubrey C., "The Attitude of Manitoba High School Principals Toward Physical Education" (1966). Theses and Dissertations. 3900.