International Journal of Exercise Science 9(2): 187-204, 2016. The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of physical educators toward state-mandated use of FITNESSGRAM®. Two validated instruments were employed to collect data regarding teacher (n=174) perceptions and use. Mean (M) and standard deviations (SD) were calculated for all scale scores with t-tests and ANOVAs testing for differences by selected demographics. Overall attitudes toward FITNESSGRAM® were slightly positive (M = 4.52, SD = 1.06) on a 7-point Likert scale. The demographic variable gender (p = 0.017) was found to be statistically significant. In regards to the application of FITNESSGRAM® results, teachers more than frequently used the results (M = 5.51, SD = 1.12) on a 7-point Likert Scale. Class size (p = 0.015) was found to influence their use. Teachers reported a positive attitude toward FITNESSGRAM® and indicated that the test administration was enjoyable. Most recommendations for use of results were adhered to except parental reporting.
Miller, William M.; Bulger, Sean M.; Campbell, Hugh D.; Elliott, Eloise; Lilly, Christa L.; and Wiegand, Robert L.
"Teacher Perceptions of FITNESSGRAM® and Application of Results,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 9
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