Students' perceived behaviors at school: A relation between behaviors in physical education lessons and the classroom


  • Miltiadis Proios Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Michalis C. Proios Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Theofanis Siatras Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Stelios Patmanoglou Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Students’ behaviour, Physical education, Classroom


The purpose of this study was to investigate the students' perceived behavior during the physical education classes and in the classroom, to examine of the differences in the teachers’ perceptions, as well as to investigate any possible relations between behaviors in PE and the classroom. The sample consisted of 258 in-service teachers (n = 204 teachers of several disciplines and n = 54 PE teachers). The results indicated that teachers perceived a predominance of the “cooperation” behavior among students, while their perception is differentiated relevant to their teaching experience. In addition, in this study a relation between behaviors in PE and the classroom was also established. Consequently, it could be maintained that the students’ moral behavior in PE can contribute to the adoption of responsibility behaviors in the classroom.


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Proios, M., Proios, M. C., Siatras, T., & Patmanoglou, S. (2015). Students’ perceived behaviors at school: A relation between behaviors in physical education lessons and the classroom. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 10(1), 113–125.



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