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ERIC Number: EJ1171126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2160-1682
Physical Educators' Habitual Physical Activity and Self-Efficacy for Regular Exercise
Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A.; Davis, Summer
Physical Educator, v75 n1 p50-63 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine physical education teachers' habitual physical activity and self-efficacy for regular exercise. In-service physical education teachers (N = 168) voluntarily completed an online questionnaire that included items to collect demographic information (gender, race/ethnicity, years of teaching experience, and perceived weight status), self-efficacy, and habitual physical activity. The physical educators reported a high level of physical activity with an estimated total weekly MET-minutes > 3,000, and a relatively high self-efficacy for exercise. A multiple regression analysis showed years of teaching experience as a significant negative predictor (ß = -0.35, p < 0.05), but self-efficacy as a positive predictor (ß = 0.39, p < 0.05) for physical educators' daily moderate to vigorous physical activity. These findings illustrate the positive role of self-efficacy for promoting physical activity participation, but indicate diminishing physical activity as a function of years of teaching experience among physical educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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