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ERIC Number: EJ782469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
The Effectiveness of Mentoring-Based Professional Development on Physical Education Teachers' Pedometer and Computer Efficacy and Anxiety
Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta; Faust, Roberta
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v27 n1 p68-82 Jan 2008
The purpose of our study was to examine the impact of mentoring-based professional development on physical education teachers' efficacy. Experienced mentor teachers were paired (n = 15) with inexperienced protege teachers (n = 15) at the beginning of a yearlong intervention study. It was hypothesized that teachers would increase their efficacy to use pedometers and computers to enhance instruction, and reduce their computer anxiety. Repeated-measures ANOVAs for mentors and proteges revealed a variety of significant main effects. We found increases in computer and pedometer efficacy. A second set of repeated-measures ANOVAs based on mentors', proteges', and control groups' scores revealed a significant interaction for computer efficacy, indicating that both mentors and proteges significantly increased their computer efficacy compared with the control group. Finally, a significant interaction effect was also found for pedometer efficacy, again indicating that both groups significantly increased their efficacy compared with control teachers. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States