Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


The purpose of this investigation was to determine the attitude of male students at South Dakota State College toward the required physical education program. Through this study the author hoped to ascertain the attitude of the male student toward physical education in respect to the total required program, its value to the student, academic credit, facilities, instruction, educational needs, and the activities most desired by the male student. It was hoped that such a study might help to improve the required program of physical education. The descriptive method of research was used in this study in the form of a questionnaire returned by 524 respondents. High school experience in physical education had very little influence on the attitude toward physical education at State College. Benefiting physically was rated second followed b y benefitting mentally, emotionally, and morally in that order. A high percentage of the total sample indicated they enjoyed physical education at State College, and a favorable percent was recorded by the total sample toward having physical education required at State College.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Attitude (Psychology)
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts -- Students -- Attitudes.
Physical education and training.


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Number of Pages



South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts


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