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Isaac Akinloye OYEWUMI PhD
Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education,
Faculty of Education
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Dr Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi was born on October 24 1964. He earned his PhD in Exersice and Sports Psychology at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in the year 2000. He has taught sports psychology for slightly over 17 years.
Movement Competence Ambition Assessment among Human Kinetics Students in South-West Universities, Nigeria.
On the spot, in-class experience exacerbates the continuing expression of concern by scholars that current forms of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) are not adequately providing teachers with the tools necessary for working with the realities and challenges of teaching physical education in contemporary schools. This paper reports the assessment phase of an ongoing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) research on Movement Competence Ambition (MCA) among human kinetics students in universities within the South-Western geo-political zone of Nigeria. The study holds and treated ambition as a psycho-philosophical concept. The psychological perspective of ambition implying achievement motivation was mixed with its philosophical view of honour seeking behaviour. Both perspectives relate to Einstein’s inertial-tendency postulate regarding reference frames. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 418 respondents (199, 47.6% males; 219, 52.4% females); x̅ age = 20years and 1month). A self-developed 15-item validated questionnaire r =.81 built on the four “P’s” plus one added of ambition drivers, i.e. Predisposing, Precipitating, Perpetuating, Protective and Prospective (added) factors was the main instrument for data collection. Results indicate that 377 (90.2%) of the students were fairly ambitious while 41 (9.8%) were highly ambitious. 90.9% males and 89.5% females were fairly ambitious while more females (10.5%) were highly ambitious as compared to males (9.1%). Though there was no marked difference between the ambition status by gender, however, females showed a better level of ambition on movement competence when compared to males. The predisposing factors with a mean of 4.1 have the highest impact on movement competence ambition followed by precipitating factors with the second highest mean value of 3.5. Other factors have little or no effect on the population ambition status as the factors have mean values below the general average of 3.5. Therefore, the predisposing and precipitating factors are areas of concentration to enhance the students’ ambition in movement competence.
Keywords: Ambition, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Movement Competence Assessment, Human Kinetics Students, Nigeria.