Development of the physical education observation instrument using generalizability study theory

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In this exploratory study, the rater reliability of the Physical Education Observation Instrument (PEOI) was satisfactorily established. Three raters coded the frequency of occurrences of selective teacher (9) and student (4) behaviors and one catchall category when male teachers were instructing male pupils in volleyball. A 3 Rater × 3 Teacher × 2 Occasion Generalizability Study design indicated high stability of both inter- and intra-rater scores on 13 of 14 variables from Ĕp2.65 to.99, establishing the appropriateness of the PEOI for further observational research on teacher and student behaviors in physical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-481
Number of pages14
JournalResearch Quarterly of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nephrology

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