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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to (a) examine elementary school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth under one curriculum condition and (b) examine the impacts of student/school-level factors on health-related fitness knowledge and its growth rate in physical education. Method: We used an observational, longitudinal repeated-measures…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Physical Education
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Gu, Xiangli; Thomas, Katherine Thomas; Chen, Yu-Lin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Guided by Stodden et al.'s (2008) conceptual model, the purpose of this study was to examine the associations among perceived competence, actual motor competence (MC), physical activity (PA), and cardiorespiratory fitness in elementary children. The group differences were also investigated as a function of MC levels. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills, Competency Based Education
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Hodges, Michael; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Lee, Chong; Kwon, Ja Youn – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Students of all ages have documented a deficiency in health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK). However, improving students HRFK may require a change in teacher practices and professional development (PD). Purpose: This study, framed by Guskey's Model of Teacher Change (GMTC; Guskey, 2002), sought to assist teachers' HRFK instruction as part of…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Teaching Experience
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Centeio, Erin E.; Erwin, Heather; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
As public health concerns about physical inactivity and childhood obesity continue to rise, researchers are calling for interventions that comprehensively lead to more opportunities to participate in physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and attitudes of trained physical education teachers during the…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Goh, Tan Leng; Hannon, James; Webster, Collin Andrew; Podlog, Leslie William; Brusseau, Timothy; Newton, Maria – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
High levels of physical inactivity are evident among many American children. To address this problem, providing physical activity (PA) during the school day within the CSPAP framework, is one strategy to increase children's PA. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a classroom-based PA program on children's PA. Two hundred…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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Centeio, Erin E.; McCaughtry, Nate; Gutuskey, Lila; Garn, Alex C.; Somers, Cheryl; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Kulik, Noel L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The impact of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) on urban children's, educators', and parents' physical activity (PA) is relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore overall changes in student, educator, and parent PA after an 8-month CSPAP-based program. This longitudinal, exploratory study implemented a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Schools
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Chen, Wiyun; Hypnar, Andrew J.; Mason, Steve A.; Zalmout, Sandy – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of quality physical education (QPET) in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) which is intended to promote physical activity (PA) behaviors in and outside of schools. Participants were nine elementary physical education teachers and their fourth- and fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Student Behavior
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Harrison, Louis; Chen, Li; Xiang, Ping; Lambdin, Dolly D.; Dauenhauer, Brian; Rotich, Willy; Pinero, Jose Castro – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Although substantial inquiry has been made into fitness levels of students, there has been scant examination of knowledge in this domain. This article seeks to review and analyze research on student health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge mastery in K-16 programs by examining studies published in the literature. Two major results emerging from the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Graber, Kim C.; Locke, Lawrence F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The purpose of this monograph was to present evidence for determining whether school-aged children were progressing toward attainment of the national physical education standards. Developed by a team of experts, the standards describe what students should know and be able to accomplish as a result of quality physical education (National…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, National Standards, Physical Education
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Xiang, Ping; Bruene, April; Chen, Ang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2005
In this study we examined the interrelationship among extrinsic rewards and achievement goals (including a work-avoidance goal), competence beliefs, and task values associated with health-enhancing running tasks over a school year. A group of elementary school students (n = 119) from a program that promoted running for running's sake and another…
Descriptors: Rewards, Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Regression (Statistics)