Creation and validation of the self-efficacy instrument for physical education teacher education majors toward inclusion

Martin E. Block, Yeshayahu Shayke Hutzler, Sharon Barak, Aija Klavina

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Abstract

The purpose was to validate a self-efficacy (SE) instrument toward including students with disability in physical education (PE). Three scales referring to intellectual disabilities (ID), physical disabilities (PD), or visual impairments (VI) were administered to 486 physical education teacher education (PETE) majors. The sample was randomly split, and exploratory and confrmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA, respectively) were conducted. After deleting items that did not meet inclusion criteria, EFA item loadings ranged from 0.53 to 0.91, and Cronbach's alpha reliability was high (for ID =.86, PD =.90, and VI =.92). CFA showed that the ID scale demonstrated good goodness-of-ft, whereas in the PD and in the VI scales demonstrated moderate ft. Thus, the content and construct validity of the instrument was supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-205
Number of pages22
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Inclusion
  • Preservice physical education teachers
  • Self-efficacy scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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