Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Human Movement Sciences
Curriculum and Instruction -- Physical Education
Justin A. Haegele
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of physical education teachers toward teaching Zumba to children with disabilities during physical education classes. Sixty-two physical education (PE) teachers (Mean Age = 42.13, 15 males, 47 females) participated in this cross-sectional survey design study. The survey data was analyzed using Pearson correlation methods, independent t tests, and the Cronbach’s coefficient technique to measure correlation, variance between participants, and the reliability and validity of the survey. Findings indicated that physical education teachers believed that teaching students Zumba in PE class would be beneficial and effective for students with disabilities. This included those who lacked experience teaching Zumba to those with disabilities in this context. The results of this study may help inform school systems of benefits of Zumba, and perhaps encourage them to fund PE teachers to attain their Zumba certification.
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Brandon, Evelina C..
"Physical Education Teachers' Attitudes Towards Teaching Zumba to Children With Disabilities"
(2020). Master of Science in Education (MSEd), Thesis, Human Movement Sciences, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/mp33-xk52