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Øien, Aud Marie; Solheim, Inger Johanne – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and parents experience and reflect on participation and interaction with and between less active fifth-grade pupils in physically active academic lessons, in the school playground and during physical activity homework. This study formed part of the Active Smarter Kids study investigating the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Agbuga, Bulent; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Though considerable research on student attitudes has been conducted in physical education, little information exists concerning student attitudes toward after-school physical activity programmes. This study assessed students' attitudes toward their after-school physical activity programme located in southwest Texas, USA. Participants included 158…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Extracurricular Activities
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Mesquita, Isabel; Farias, Claudio; Hastie, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a hybrid Sport Education-Invasion Games Competence Model (SE-IGCM) unit application on students' improvements in decision making, skill execution and overall game performance, during a soccer season. Twenty-six fifth-grade students from a Portuguese public elementary school participated in a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Decision Making, Grade 5
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Kolovelonis, Athanasios; Goudas, Marios; Gerodimos, Vassilios – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the reciprocal and the self-check teaching styles on pupils' basketball chest pass performance and on related psychosocial variables in a single physical education session. Participants were 64 fifth and sixth grade pupils between 11 and 12 years of age who were randomly assigned to three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Physical Education
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Mandigo, James; Holt, Nicholas; Anderson, Andy; Sheppard, Joanna – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The objectives of this study were (a) to examine students' motivational experiences arising from their participation in games lessons based on autonomy-supportive strategies; and (b) to examine the interaction between boys' and girls' motivational experiences across different categories of games. A total of 759 students (380 F, 379 M) from 37…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Games, Personal Autonomy, Gender Differences