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Katerina Zounhia

Scientific discipline
Sport Pedagogy  

-Sport Pedagogy and Teaching Practice in Elementary School
-Sport Pedagogy and Teaching Practice in Secondary School
-Introduction to Pedagogy

Research interests
-Professional socialization of physical education teachers
-Effective teaching in physical education
-Children’s participation levels in physical activity

-B.A.: (1979) in Physical Education, specialization in artistic gymnastics, at the National Academy of Physical Education, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Duration of studies, 4 years)
-M.S.: (1983) in Physical Education, at the Academy of Physical Education of Warsaw, Poland.
-Ph.D.: (1992) in Physical Education, at the Academy of Physical Education of Warsaw, Poland.

Indicative Publications

  1. Adamakis, M. & Zounhia, K. (accepted 2015). The impact of occupational socialization on Physical Education students’ beliefs about four important curricular outcomes: A cross-sectional study. European Physical Education Review.Online first.
  2. Adamakis, M. Zounhia, K., Hatziharistos, D., & Psychountaki, M. (2013).Greek preservice Physical Education teachers’ beliefs about curriculum orientations: Instrument validation and examination of four important goals. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis. Gymnica, 43(4), 39-51.
  3. Adamakis, M., & Zounhia, K.(2013). Greek undergraduate Physical Education students’ basic computer skills. ThePhysical Educator, 70(2), 134-153.
  4. Δανιά,  Α., Χατζηχαριστός, Δ., Ζουνχιά, Κ. & Τυροβολά, Β. (2012).Έλεγχος εγκυρότητας και αξιοπιστίας του Spatial Kinesthetic Awareness Test: Προκαταρκτική Μελέτη. Κινησιολογία,  Αύγουστος 2012, αφιερωματικό τεύχος, 19-20.
  5. Chatoupis, C., Zounhia, K., Hatziharistos, D., & Amoutzas, K. (2007). Background profiles and occupational decision factors: The case of Greek Physical Education students. International Journal of Physical Education, 44, 30-40.
  6. Zounhia, K., Chatoupis, K., Amoutzas, K., & Hatziharistos, D. (2006). Greek Physical Education student teachers’ reasons for choosing teaching as a career. Studies in Physical Culture & Tourism, XIII, 99-108.
  7. Zounhia, K., Hatziharistos, D., & Emmanouel, K. (2003). Greek secondary school pupils’ perceived reasons for behaving appropriately and perceived teachers’ strategies to maintain discipline. Educational Review, 55, 289-303.