Study of Students’ Disruptive Behavior in High School Education in Physical Education Classes


This article aims at describing and analyzing students’ disruptive behaviors and comparing them in terms of their degree of intensity in the course of physical education lessons performed by student teachers. The delayed video-scopic analysis was performed using the “Disciplinary Incidents Analysis System”. A total of 1900 disruptive behaviors (DB) were recorded including 1379 seen by student teachers and 521 other behaviors not seen. Results testify that the observed physical education lessons show a very high degree of disruptions with a mean reaching 67.8 DB per session, i.e. 1.2 DB per minute. Besides, a high proportion of DB with a low density (43.7%) and a moderate density (46.7%) was recorded in the classes under investigation. These results presupposed that the learning conditions that prevailed during the observed sessions were not optimal to invite us, consequently, to conduct further investigations in order to determine their reasons.

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Maddeh, T. , Bennour, N. and Souissi, N. (2015) Study of Students’ Disruptive Behavior in High School Education in Physical Education Classes. Advances in Physical Education, 5, 143-151. doi: 10.4236/ape.2015.53018.

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