Tappe, Marlene K.; Galer-Unti, Regina A.; Radius, Susan M.
September 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p186
Academic Journal
Teaching about advocacy is now a pedagogical imperative for health education faculty. To understand their capacity to meet that imperative, a 44-item electronic survey was used to explore 411 faculty members' advocacy-related training, teaching, experiences, and perceptions according to the nature of their faculty position, age, and gender. Respondents' involvement in state advocacy activities differed significantly by age and gender. Their perceived competence to teach advocacy associated significantly with their preparation in advocacy, teaching experience, involvement in advocacy activities, and other advocacy-related perceptions. Faculty need professional development opportunities and materials to enhance their participation in advocacy and teaching about advocacy.


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