The Teacher Concerns Questionnaire with Preservice Physical Educators in Great Britain: Being Concerned with Concerns

in Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

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Geoffrey A. MeekUniversity of Exeter

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The Teacher Concerns Questionnaire (TCQ) was administered to 77 British preservice physical educators prior to and following teaching practice. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the TCQ is a poorly fitting instrument for data of British preservice physical educators. A subsequent profile analysis based on pretest-posttest factor structures was conducted to analyze developmental shifts in concerns due to experience and reported nonsignificant differences between cohorts, based on teacher education program and experience. The need for a more sensitive TCQ for preservice physical educators and the applicability of the TCQ in identifying developmental shifts are discussed.

Geoffrey A. Meek is with the School of Education at the University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LU, England.

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