ERIC Number: EJ1062036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Investigating Attitudes toward Physical Education: Validation across Two Instruments
Donovan, Corinne Baron; Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon R.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v19 n2 p91-98 2015
The Centers for Disease Control have suggested that physical education plays a role in promoting healthy lifestyles. Prior research suggests a link between attitudes toward physical education and physical activity outside school. The current study provides additional evidence of construct validity through a validation across two instruments measuring attitudes toward physical education by investigating their psychometric properties with a sample of 6th grade students (N = 377). Confirmatory factor analysis results indicate that the four-factor model fit the data well for both instruments based on fit indices, and a multitrait-multimethod analysis provides evidence of convergent and discriminant validity. Cross validation of these instruments permits longitudinal investigations on the role of attitudes toward physical education and their impact on physical activity.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Life Style, Psychometrics, Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Attitude Measures, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Goodness of Fit, Scores, Middle School Students, Student Surveys, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York