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Pre-service teachers' self-efficacy towards children with disabilities: An Irish perspective

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dc.contributor.author Tindall, Daniel W.
dc.contributor.author Culhane, Maeve
dc.contributor.author Foley, John T.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-13T11:20:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-13T11:20:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6251
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 10-week adapted physical activity (APA) programme on the self-efficacy levels of pre-service teachers (PSTs) towards teaching children and young people with disabilities (ages 5 to 21) during a weekly 1-hour APA programme. Participants included 64 PSTs (ages 19-25) in their 3rd year of a physical education initial teacher education (PE-ITE) programme at a university within the Republic of Ireland. PSTs completed the Self-Efficacy Scale for Physical Education Teacher Education Majors toward Children with Disabilities (SE-PETE-D) questionnaire both before and after their participation in the APA programme followed by a focus group interview (n=4). Repeated-measure ANOVAs showed that self-efficacy scores significantly increased after participation in the programme than those prior to participation in the programme. Results of the focus group discussion also confirmed the findings from the questionnaire to be true and accurate. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity;9 (1), pp. 27-39
dc.subject self-efficacy en_US
dc.subject physical education initial teacher education en_US
dc.subject adapted physical activity en_US
dc.title Pre-service teachers' self-efficacy towards children with disabilities: An Irish perspective en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2711415


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