Latin American Physical Educators' Intention to Teach Individuals With Disabilities

Luis Columna, Luz Amelia Hoyos-Cuartas, John T Foley, Jose Rafael Prado-Perez, Dana Milena Chavarro-Bermeo, Ana Lorena Mora, Maria Antonieta Ozols-Rosales, Luis Álvarez-Del Cid, Ivana Rivero

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PURPOSE: To analyze Latin American physical education (PE) teachers' intentions toward teaching students with disabilities.

PARTICIPANTS: 474 in-service PE teachers from 5 different Latin American countries.

METHOD: Descriptive survey. Data were collected using a modified version of the Physical Educators' Intention Toward Teaching Individuals With Disabilities Survey. Multiple-regression analysis showed significant differences in the attitudes of teachers by gender, the number of adapted-PE courses taken, and years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

RESULTS: The predictor variables had a significant impact on the participants' intentions toward teaching children with disabilities; however, the effects of these predictor variables differed between countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-32
Number of pages20
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes


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