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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

An interpretation of students’ learning attitude and behavior toward physical education

Author(s): Chih-Chao Hsu and Wei-Yang Huang

Background: What is attitude? What is the relationship between attitude and behavior? Due to the influence of the trend of the times, from the interpretation of attitudes and behaviors in the early 1930 functional theory, the psychologists thought that the interpretation of attitudes has turned to cognitive theory since 1960. This faction pursues the cognitive structure, and proposes the theory of consistency and attitude change. Theory, self-cognition theory, social judgment theory, cognitive reaction theory and other related theories, and in 1968 Greenwald proposed that attitudes are composed of factors such as cognition, emotion, and behavior.
Objective: To understand that the current study of physical education curriculum attitudes is based on cognitive theory and the formation of attitudes is influenced by cognition, emotion and behavior.
Methods: This paper explores the historical development of attitudes and behaviors by means of literature analysis. Then it uses functional theory and cognitive theory to clarify the theoretical roots of learning attitudes. Finally, it uses comparative method to explore the related research results of the difference between functional and cognitive theory on college students' attitude towards learning.
Conclusion: Although the issue of attitudes in cognitive theory has been studied in 1960, attitude research still needs to control the research situation, field and time as not to be affected by other variables, and lose the result of accurate prediction behavior. So, the research attitude becomes a complex relationship with behavior must be controlled by factors that may interfere with the research topic, and the results of the study will be closer to the relationship between the attitude and behavior that wants to be understood.

Pages: 87-94  |  780 Views  21 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Chih-Chao Hsu, Wei-Yang Huang. An interpretation of students’ learning attitude and behavior toward physical education. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):87-94.
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