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ERIC Number: EJ913328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Quantitative Analysis of the Adapted Physical Education Employment Market in Higher Education
Zhang, Jiabei
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v5 n2 p21-25 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze the employment market of adapted physical education (APE) careers in higher education since 1975 to see if the increase of this market has continued since 1998. Based on the data collected from the "Chronicle of Higher Education", a total of 887 APE job openings have been posted since 1975, including about 45% of the openings that were APE first priority (i.e., APE as a major responsibility) and 55% were listed as APE second priority (i.e., APE as a minor responsibility). The yearly frequencies of APE job openings, the yearly proportions of APE first priority, and the yearly proportions of APE second priority over the years were analyzed by regression analysis and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that the employment market of APE professionals is a growing one in higher education; however, the proportion of APE first priority contribution to the market has been decreasing over the years, while the proportion of APE second priority contribution to the market has been increasing over the years. This growing employment market is therefore primarily attributed to APE second priority openings. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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