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Stevo Popovic1, Radenko M. Matic2, Dusko Bjelica1, Nebojsa Maksimovic2

1University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
2University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Novi Sad, Serbia

Estimation of Different Research Expectations of First-Year Students from the Sport Science Programmes and Their Teachers from Various Stages of Their Proficiency

Sport Mont 2020, 18(2), 3-7 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.200604


The goal of this study was twofold: the first goal was focused on identifying how the expectations of both firstyear students from the Sport Science programmes and their teachers differ regarding student research, while the second goal was focused on identifying how teachers’ expectations differ based on stages of their proficiency, from novice to expert. A survey of 194 first-year undergraduate students (31% female/69% male) and 38 professors from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia was conducted. Data collection involved two standardized surveys: Student Expectations of the Research Process and Faculty Expectations of Student Research, which were modified to satisfy the requirements of sport science students and teachers. The gulf between student and teacher research expectations was found to be considerable, while the gulf among the different stages of teachers’ proficiency was recognized in the area of the responsibility for first-year students learning the skills necessary to succeed at carrying out university-level research. In conclusion, it is noteworthy that a gulf between student and teacher research expectations was found and needed to be further analysed in the following stage of our research, while the gap between the different stages of teachers’ proficiency is not considerable.


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