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Haerens, Leen; Krijgsman, Christa; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Borghouts, Lars; Cardon, Greet; Aelterman, Nathalie – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Students' knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test is a crucial component of assessment quality. Grounded in self-determination theory, we investigated whether knowledge about the criteria for an upcoming test related to students' situational motivation and experienced anxiety during physical education (PE). We also examined whether these…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Stress Variables, Test Anxiety, Student Motivation
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McEvoy, Eileen; Heikinaro-Johansson, Pilvikki; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper focuses on the professional journeys of 14 mid- and late-career teacher educators in seven countries in the subject area of physical education. Data was gathered through two rounds of semi-structured interviews and revealed a strong emphasis on the professional relationships impacting upon participants' entry to and development within…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Interprofessional Relationship, Career Development, Teacher Educators
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Haudenhuyse, Reinhard; Theeboom, Marc; Nols, Zeno; Coussée, Filip – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Sport appears to present a powerful tool for engaging socially vulnerable youth in an organised context, which offers an opportunity to work with them. However, we have little understanding regarding participation of socially vulnerable young people in the "traditional" sport sector (i.e. sports clubs). Nor do we have sufficient insights…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clubs, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Vandaele, Bart; Cools, Wouter; de Decker, Steve; de Martelaer, Kristine – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess mastery of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) in 6- to 6.5-year-old Flemish pre-school children. The subjects were 236 6-year-old children (138 boys, 98 girls; mean age 6 years 2.4 months, SD 2.4). Children were individually assessed with the Motoriktest fur Vier- bis Sechsjahrige Kinder (MOT 4-6) in four…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Foreign Countries
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Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Vansteenkiste, Maarten – European Physical Education Review, 2010
The promotion of an active lifestyle is one of the central aims of physical education (PE). The present study aimed at investigating the relation between students' motivation for PE and activity levels using self-determination theory as a guiding framework. A retrospective design was used involving 2617 university students, of which 878 (33.5…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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Scheerder, Jeroen; Vanreusel, Bart; Taks, Marijke; Renson, Roland – European Physical Education Review, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine (a) whether adolescents' leisure-time sports participation is socially stratified, and (b) whether possible stratification patterns have changed over the last decades. The population for the study consisted of four random samples of high school boys and girls in Flanders who were exposed to a standardized…
Descriptors: Athletics, Social Stratification, Adolescents, Trend Analysis
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Telama, Risto; Nupponen, Heimo; Pieron, Maurice – European Physical Education Review, 2005
The promotion of a healthy lifestyle is the main goal of physical education in many countries. However, very little is known about the relationship between different lifestyles and physical activity patterns among young people. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between lifestyle and physical activity among 12- and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Leisure Time, Physical Activity Level
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De Knop, Paul; Theeboom, Marc; Huts, Kristof; Van Hoecke, Jo; De Martelaer, Kristine – European Physical Education Review, 2004
In this article the importance of a quality care system within school physical education is emphasized. Taking into account the fact that education is a critical part of human development and a government concern, striving towards an optimization of the quantity and quality requirements of education can be regarded as a necessity. This applies as…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Time Management, Physical Education Teachers, Human Resources