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Traditional Classroom Management to Virtual Classroom Management: A Study on Physical Education Teachers' Competencies

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posted on 2023-09-13, 04:24 authored by Mustafa Enes IşıkgözMustafa Enes Işıkgöz


The purpose of this study was to investigate physical education teachers' competencies in virtual classroom management. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study using quantitative research methods and included 726 physical education teachers working in different secondary schools and high schools in Turkey. The data of the study were collected using the “Teachers' Virtual Classroom Management Competence Scale”. The research found that physical education teachers were undecided about their competence in managing relationships with students in the virtual classroom, but they were competent in the dimensions of virtual classroom activities and virtual classroom management. Further research analyzed the effects of some socio-demographic variables on teachers' competencies in the transition from traditional classroom management to virtual classroom management. The analysis showed that gender and work experience had a medium effect, virtual classroom had a large effect, and school level had a weak effect on teachers' virtual classroom competencies. The educational level variable had no significant effect on teachers' virtual classroom management competencies. In conclusion, in modern classrooms where there is a shift from traditional classrooms to virtual classrooms, physical education teachers are expected to be more effective in their relationships with students in virtual classrooms.


This research received no external funding.


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Lead author country

  • Turkey

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

Mardin Artuklu University School of Physical Education and Sports

Human Participants

  • Yes

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Participants signed a voluntary consent form that informed them that they could end the interview at any time without any valid reason. All processes of the study were conducted by ethical rules.

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