Parents’ beliefs and intentions toward supporting physical activity participation for their children with disabilities

Mihye Jeong, So Yeun Kim, Euikyung Lee

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine validity and reliability evidence of a questionnaire regarding parents’ beliefs and intentions toward supporting physical activity (PA) participation of their children with disabilities (CWD). A total of 220 parents of CWD in South Korea completed a questionnaire that was developed using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Exploratory factor analysis revealed that behavioral, control, and normative beliefs accounted for 31.13%, 20.45%, and 19.63% of the total variance of the intention, respectively. Reliability of entire scale was.85 using Cronbach’s alpha. Reliabilities of the 3 beliefs were.86,.82, and.87, respectively. Standard multiple-regression analysis indicated that behavioral and normative beliefs significantly predicted parents’ intention, p <.01. Intention was a significant predictor of parents’ behavior, p <.01. The results of this study indicated that the TPB can be useful to examine parental support for PA participation of their CWD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-105
Number of pages13
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Parental support
  • Questionnaire
  • Theory of planned behavior

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