Date of Award

4-1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)

First Advisor

Dr. Debra Berkey

Second Advisor

Dr. Ray Cool

Third Advisor

Dr. Jody Brylinsky

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The effects of an undergraduate self-assessment training program on the accuracy of self-assessment during physical education intern teaching was the focus of this study. Fourteen subjects enrolled in Intern Teaching at Western Michigan University and a university in central Michigan were studied.

The groups were compared on accuracy of self-assessment in selected teacher behaviors, teacher feedback rates, and student behaviors. Subjects were video-taped during intern teaching sessions and asked to complete the Self-Assessment Form (Hawkins & Wiegand, 1989). Estimates of percent time spent engaged in selected behaviors and feedback rates were compared to actual times and rates collected from the videotapes.

The findings of this study were that the WMU physical education interns were more accurate in self-assessment than the control group physical education interns. The WMU interns showed less variability in their estimations of behaviors and rates. The WMU interns were more consistent and had smaller ranges in their estimates.

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