The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to examine teachers' attitudes toward teaching physical activity and fitness. The study was conducted in multiple phases, including a preliminary study, a content validity study, and a reliability and validity study. Participants for the content validity study were 28 experts in sport pedagogy. They were sent items from the attitude instrument and asked to organize them into the instruments' four domain areas. Participants for the reliability and validity study were 253 teachers. Statistical results indicate that an instrument that produces reliable and valid scores was developed to measure teachers' attitudes toward teaching physical activity and fitness. Investigating teachers' attitudes in this area will lead to a better understanding of the role that physical activity and fitness currently play in physical education and may help to define their role in the future.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Applied Mathematics