Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Katherine T. Thomas

Second Advisor

Amy S. Welch

Abstract

There is a need for sound self-efficacy measures in education that are based on Social Cognitive Theory. Physical education benefits public health by addressing physical inactivity and obesity. The purpose of this study was to develop and test a standards-based training program and virtual blog on self-efficacy. Participants were 60 physical education teachers recruited from 16 school districts. Three self-efficacy scales were administered at the beginning of a workshop and after a six-week collaborative blog. The major finding is that the intervention enhanced self-efficacy to a much greater extent than the control group. The average experimental group effect size for ESBI was .97 compared to .19 for the control group. This work supports the notion that self-efficacy is specific to context and content and could serve as a guide for future professional development opportunities.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1979

Copyright Owner

Matthew Buns

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

216 pages

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Kinesiology Commons

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