Physical education students' calibration accuracy and academic achievement: A logitudinal study
Athanasios Kolovelonis and Marios Goudas
University of Thessaly, Greece
Two studies were conducted to examine associations between undergraduate physical education students' calibration accuracy, assessed both at the local and global level, and their short and long-term achievement in two academic courses (developmental and sport psychology). Participants were 68 Greek senior and 112 first-year physical education students who completed knowledge tests and provided their judgments regarding their performance in these tests. Students' degree grade and time of graduation were also obtained in study two. Results showed that calibration accuracy could explain a small amount of variance of students' academic achievement measured both with short-term (i.e., knowledge tests in the middle and in the end of the semester) and long-term indicators (e.g., degree grade). Calibration at the local level was generally a better predictor of students' short and long-term academic achievement while results regarding differences in the accuracy of the judgments provided at the local and the global level were mixed. These finding are discussed with reference to the theoretical and practical implications for undergraduate students' academic achievement.
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|Authors: Athanasios Kolovelonis PhD (corresponding author) is member of the teaching staff and researcher in the Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly. He has published three books, four book chapters and more than 40 papers. His research focuses on life skills, motivation, self-regulated learning and cognitive development through physical activity.|
Marios Goudas PhD is Professor of Psychology of Physical Education in the Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly. He has published seven books and more than 120 papers and book chapters. His research focuses on the development and assessment of life-skills and self-regulatory skills programs in physical education and sport.
Please cite as: Kolovelonis, A. & Goudas, M. (2022). Physical education students' calibration accuracy and academic achievement: A longitudinal study. Issues in Educational Research, 32(2), 575-592. http://www.iier.org.au/iier32/kolovelonis.pdf