Exploring Dance Teaching Anxiety in Japanese Schoolteachers

  • Rina Yamaguchi
  • Haruka Shoda
  • Noriko Suzuki
  • Mamiko SakataEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9735)


The purpose of the present study is to understand Japanese schoolteacher anxiety when teaching dance and how such anxiety differs according to the teachers’ individual characteristics. We focused on “teaching anxiety,” which we defined as teachers’ concerns regarding physical education curricula. We conducted a questionnaire survey of teachers from randomly selected public junior high schools (N = 143). Our text-mining analysis showed that teaching anxiety is classified into five groups: anxiety over teaching methods, his/her own dance skills, lack of knowledge, student interest, and general teaching. Multiple correspondence analysis showed that teaching anxiety differed according to age, sex, dance experience, and dance teaching experience.


Teaching anxiety Dance education Text mining Multiple correspondence analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rina Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Haruka Shoda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Noriko Suzuki
    • 3
  • Mamiko Sakata
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Graduate School of Culture and Information ScienceDoshisha UniversityKyotanabeJapan
  2. 2.Global Innovation Research OrganizationRitsumeikan UniversityKusatsuJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Business AdministrationTezukayama UniversityNaraJapan

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