Preservice Physical Education Teachers' Attributes Related to Teaching a Student Labeled ADHD

May. 10, 2010

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 26, Issue 4, Author(s): Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Terry L. Rizzo, Hosung So, Dong-Hwa Chung, Sung-Je Park and Qiang Lei, “Preservice Physical Education Teachers' Attributes Related to Teaching a Student Labeled ADHD”, Pages 885-890, Copyright Elsevier (May 2010).

The current study assessed the association between preservice teacher-related variables on measures of the Physical Educators' Intention toward Teaching Individuals with Disabilities II – Preservice Survey (PEITID-II-PS). The teacher-related variables that measured were age, adapted physical education (APE) and special education (SPED) coursework, experience teaching students with disabilities and perceive competence.

The PEITID-II-PS used the Theory of Planned Behavior (TpB)
(Ajzen, 2002).
213 preserive physical education teachers ,who purposely selected from universities in China, Korea, and the United States, participated in the study.

Results indicated that both intention and perceived behavioral control were predicted by teaching experience and perceived teaching competency.
Attitude toward the behavior variable was predicted by prior teaching experience, special education coursework, and age.
Age and perceived teaching competency were associated with behavioral beliefs.

Ajzen (2002). Perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 665-683.

Updated: Aug. 18, 2010