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Creation and Initial Validation of the Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities

1Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70671, Johnson City, TN, 37614, USA


Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2017, Vol. 2 No. 1, 7-14
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-2-1-2
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Kason M. O’Neil. Creation and Initial Validation of the Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2017; 2(1):7-14. doi: 10.12691/jpar-2-1-2.

Correspondence to: Kason  M. O’Neil, Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation & Kinesiology, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70671, Johnson City, TN, 37614, USA. Email: oneilkm@etsu.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measures self-efficacy perceptions of physical educators towards teaching lifetime physical activities. This Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities (PEES-LPA), was validated through expert review, and pilot procedures, and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). EFA revealed a six-factor model that accounted for 67.8% of the total observed score variance (PAF extraction/Varimax rotation). Additionally, results demonstrated: (a) factors showing simple structure that aligns with related literature, (b) high factor scores (>.40) with no double loadings, (c) efficacy items relating to Net/Wall activities and Target activities loading together, and (d) internal consistency showed to be very high for both the full model (.95) and each individual factor (.92-.95). The PEES-LPA appears demonstrate accptable reliability and validity, though further analysis needs be explored for items that may influence multicollinearity and normality.

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