Department of Physical Education
The purpose of this study was to construct and validate a “Perceived Physical Literacy Instrument” (PPLI) for physical education teachers. Based on literature review and focus group interviews, an 18-item instrument was developed for the initial tests. This self-report measure, using a 5-point Likert scale, formed the PPLI and was administered to 336 physical education teachers in Hong Kong. The sample was randomly split, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses resulted in a 9-item, 3-factor scale. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) item loadings ranged from 0.69 to 0.87, and Cronbach’s alpha ranged from 0.73 to 0.76. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that the construct demonstrated good fit to the model. The PPLI thus appeared to be reliable and valid to measure the perceived physical literacy of physical education teachers. It is argued that the instrument can be used for both research and applied purposes and potential uses for the instrument in physical education, medical and health settings are discussed.
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Public Library of Science
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This study was funded by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR, China. The authors had full control in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, and preparation of the manuscript.
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Sum, R., Ha, A., Cheng, C., Chung, P., Yiu, K., Kuo, C., Yu, C., & Wang, F. (2016). Construction and validation of a perceived physical literacy instrument for physical education teachers. PLoS ONE, 11 (5), e0155610. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155610