Creation and Initial Validation of the Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measures self-efficacy perceptions of physical educators towards teaching lifetime physical activities. This Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities (PEES-LPA), was validated through expert review, and pilot procedures, and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). EFA revealed a six-factor model that accounted for 67.8% of the total observed score variance (PAF extraction/Varimax rotation). Additionally, results demonstrated: (a) factors showing simple structure that aligns with related literature, (b) high factor scores (>.40) with no double loadings, (c) efficacy items relating to Net/Wall activities and Target activities loading together, and (d) internal consistency showed to be very high for both the full model (.95) and each individual factor (.92-.95). The PEES-LPA appears demonstrate accptable reliability and validity, though further analysis needs be explored for items that may influence multicollinearity and normality.
O’Neil, Kason M.. 2017. Creation and Initial Validation of the Physical Educator Efficacy Scale for Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities. Journal of Physical Activity Research. Vol.2(1). 7-14. https://doi.org/10.12691/jpar-2-1-2 ISSN: 2574-4437