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ERIC Number: EJ1170021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Personal Accomplishment, Resilience, and Perceived Mattering as Inhibitors of Physical Educators' Perceptions of Marginalization and Isolation
Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Woods, Amelia Mays
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v37 n1 p78-90 Jan 2018
Purpose: This study sought to develop a quantitative understanding of factors that reduce perceived isolation and marginalization among physical educators. A conceptual model for the relationships among study variables was developed. Method: Data were collected through an online survey completed by 419 inservice physical educators (210 females, 209 males, 93.60% Caucasian). Variables included perceived mattering, resilience, personal accomplishment, as well as isolation and marginalization. Primary data analyses included structural equation modeling to test the hypothesized relationships in the conceptual model. Results: The structural equation model fit was good, X[superscript 2](315) = 669.38, p < 0.001, RMSEA = 0.05 (90% CI = [0.05, 0.06], p = 0.285), SRMR = 0.05, NNFI = 0.93, CFI = 0.94. After removing non-significant regression pathways, the structural model generally confirmed the study hypotheses. Discussion/Conclusion: Enhancing personal accomplishment and resilience helps to foster perceptions of mattering, which reduces physical educators' perceived isolation and marginalization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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