Alternatives to Using Exercise as Punishment
Authors: Rosenthal, Maura; Pagnano-Richardson, Karen; Burak, Lydia
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 May 2010, vol. 81, no. 5, pp. 1-60(60)
Abstract:Although the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and other governing bodies discourage coaches and teachers from using exercise as punishment, its use is still fairly widespread. In order to better understand why coaches and teachers use exercise as punishment, this article examines some of the findings from a recent study (Burak et al., 2009). The study results reveal that many physical education students believe that exercise as punishment can teach athletes and students that there are consequences to their actions and can help coaches and teachers establish authority. The purposes of this article are to discuss these outcome beliefs and provide alternatives to using exercise as punishment. The download option below is for the full issue of this publication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-05-01T00:00:00