Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Roush, Susan E.
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Department (Manual Entry)
Education Doctoral Program
Based on the theory that a more student-centered approach in physical education classes might encourage more students to engage in lifelong physical activity and, thereby, lead a healthier life, this study was undertaken to determine the effect of a semester-long empathy-focused educational intervention on empathy levels in 59 college-level students studying in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Programs at three East-coast universities. ANCOVA results revealed statistically significant findings in "Higher Order" empathy levels in the experimental groups, and analysis of essays written for the study also suggested a change in experimental group subjects' personal view of PE toward an empathetic approach.
Monahan, Tony, "An Empathetic Approach to Physical Education Teacher Education" (2010). Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview. 29.
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