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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.