ERIC Number: EJ1017252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-23
Abstractor: As Provided
Instructors' Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Teaching Undergraduate Physical Education Courses
Filho, Paulo Jose Barbosa Gutierres; Monteiro, Maria Dolores Alves Ferreira; da Silva, Rudney; Hodge, Samuel R.
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n10 p589-595 May 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze adapted physical education instructors' views about the application of the theory of planned behavior (TpB) in teaching physical education undergraduate courses. Participants ("n" = 17) were instructors of adapted physical activity courses from twelve randomly selected institutions of higher education in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The research paradigm was qualitative descriptive using a multisite interview design positioned in the theoretical orientation of planned behavior. The primary data source was interviewing. Interview data were analyzed with constant comparative method. The following themes were extracted during the data analysis: (a) "disability socially constructed"; (b) "too little and too late"; and (c) "skepticism." The instructors' views ranged from skeptical to encouraging toward the application of TpB in teaching physical education courses and had salient influence. The findings and recommendations are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Theories, Adapted Physical Education, College Instruction, College Faculty, Physical Education Teachers, Interviews, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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