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Effects of sex composition by class and instructor's sex on physical self-efficacy of college men.
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PMID:  10769888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship of sex composition of class and instructor's sex to Physical Self-efficacy has yielded conflicting results in several studies. This study examined the relationship of sex composition of class and instructor's sex to scores on Physical Self-efficacy, Perceived Physical Ability, and Physical Self-presentation Confidence of 80 male students enrolled in one of four sections of a strength training class. Analysis indicated no significant difference on Physical Self-efficacy between male students who were enrolled in all male classes or in coeducational classes; improvements in scores on Physical Self-efficacy were not specific to the sex composition of the class or sex of the instructor and no significant difference on Perceived Physical Ability and Physical Self-presentation Confidence between male students who joined an all male class or a coeducational class. Perceived Physical Ability improved from the pretest to the posttest in all classes; and no improvement in scores for Physical Self-presentation Confidence was found in all classes. In conclusion, the analysis showed sex composition of the class and sex of the instructor were not significantly related to scores for self-efficacy.
E S Gibbons; D M Rust; C L Blassingame; J L Reed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-18     Completed Date:  2000-05-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Texas A&M University, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College Station 77843-4243, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Personality Inventory
Physical Education and Training / statistics & numerical data
Physical Exertion / physiology
Physical Fitness*
Self Efficacy*
Sex Distribution*
Sex Factors
Students / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Teaching / statistics & numerical data*

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