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ERIC Number: EJ1088217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1754-730X
Pilot Testing a Professional Development Model for Preservice Teachers in the Area of Health and Weight: Feasibility, Utility, and Efficacy
Russell-Mayhew, Shelly; Nutter, Sarah; Ireland, Alana; Gabriele, Tina; Bardick, Angela; Crooks, Jackie; Peat, Gavin
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v8 n3 p176-186 2015
Studies indicate that both preservice and in-service teachers find it difficult to connect to their role as health promoters within a school context. There is also evidence that those teachers most often responsible for delivering health education (i.e., physical education teachers) are at an increased risk for body dissatisfaction, dieting, and disordered eating. A pre-post pilot study assessed the feasibility and utility of an interactive professional development workshop on preservice teachers' attitudes concerning body image, size acceptance, eating, and physical activity, as well as the impact of the workshop on perceived self-efficacy to address weight-related issues. The professional development had a positive effect on antifat attitudes, body image, implicit weight bias, and efficacy to address weight issues. While the workshop was useful in terms of significant changes in preservice teachers' attitudes and efficacy, lessons around feasibility will inform the development of this pilot study to full-scale workshop with preservice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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