TITLE

The Effectiveness of Mentoring-Based Professional Development on Physical Education Teachers' Pedometer and Computer Efficacy and Anxiety

AUTHOR(S)
Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta; Faust, Roberta
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of our study was to examine the impact of mentoring-based professional development on physical education teachers' efficacy. Experienced mentor teachers were paired (n = 15) with inexperienced prot�g� teachers (n = 15) at the beginning of a yearlong intervention study. It was hypothesized that teachers would increase their efficacy to use pedometers and computers to enhance instruction, and reduce their computer anxiety. Repeated-measures ANOVAs for mentors and prot�g�s revealed a variety of significant main effects. We found increases in computer and pedometer efficacy. A second set of repeated-measures ANOVAs based on mentors', prot�g�s', and control groups' scores revealed a significant interaction for computer efficacy, indicating that both mentors and prot�g�s significantly increased their computer efficacy compared with the control group. Finally, a significant interaction effect was also found for pedometer efficacy, again indicating that both groups significantly increased their efficacy compared with control teachers.
ACCESSION #
28094574

 

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