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Ramos, Nilo O.; McCullick, Bryan A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' perceptions of PE teacher credibility. Eight high- and low-skilled students from grades 3 and 5 were selected from a school employing a PE teacher holding a National Board Certification. Data were collected in the school setting utilizing observations, field notes, an open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, Credibility
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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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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Juha – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The study examined the role of motivation in students' performance and engagement in elementary and middle school physical education. Cross-lagged relationships between performance and engagement were investigated across Grades 6-9. A total of 763 (365 girls, 398 boys) Finnish school students (11- to 12-year old) were followed across three years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Expectation
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Erwin, Heather E.; Stellino, Megan Babkes; Beets, Michael W.; Beighle, Aaron; Johnson, Christine E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
Obesity levels among American children are increasing at an alarming rate, due in part to a lack of regular physical activity (PA). Physical education (PE) is one way to facilitate student PA. The overarching PA goal for physical educators is 50% PA for students. Self-determination theory suggests that PA levels in PE and a variety of other…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Styles, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Jaakkola, Timo Tapio; Sääkslahti, Arja; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Watt, Anthony; Liukkonen, Jarmo РJournal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
The purpose of the study was to analyze students' motivation in relation to their participation in fitness testing classes. Participants were 134 Finnish Grade 5 and 8 students. Students completed the contextual motivation and perceived physical competence scales before the fitness testing class and the situational motivation questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Physical Fitness, Tests
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Mouton, Alexandre; Hansenne, Michel; Delcour, Romy; Cloes, Marc – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
Research has documented a positive association between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and well-being, performance and self-efficacy. The purpose of the current study was to examine potential associations between EI and self-efficacy among physical education teachers. The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) and the Teacher Sense of…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Physical Education Teachers, Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Webster, Collin Andrew; Caputi, Peter; Perreault, Melanie; Doan, Rob; Doutis, Panayiotis; Weaver, Robert Glenn – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
Physical activity promotion in the academic classroom (PAPAC) is an effective means for increasing children's school-based physical activity. In the context of a South Carolina policy requiring elementary schools to provide children with 90 min of physical activity beyond physical education every week, the purpose of this study was to test a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Activities, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation
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Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
Personal biography influences preservice classroom teachers' (PCT) perceptions and attitudes related to school-based physical activity promotion (SPAP). Using an uncontrolled prepost design, this study investigated associations between biographical variables and changes in PCTs' SPAP attitudes and perceived competence while enrolled in a 16-week…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Biographies
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Rikard, G. Linda; Banville, Dominique – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
The first year of teaching is a critical time for professional growth and teacher development requiring emotional and pedagogical support from an experienced mentor. To serve this need, many school districts and counties across the US have developed induction programs for beginning teachers. This study examined 20 First Year Teachers' (FYT's)…
Descriptors: Mentors, Accountability, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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Bevans, Katherine; Fitzpatrick, Leslie-Anne; Sanchez, Betty; Forrest, Christopher B. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
This study was conducted to identify student characteristics and instructional factors that impact student engagement in physical education (PE). Data were derived from the systematic observation of 124 sessions taught by 31 physical educators and the administration of health and PE engagement questionnaires to 2,018 students in grades 5-8.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Physical Activities
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Webster, Collin A.; Monsma, Eva; Erwin, Heather E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
Recommendations for increasing children's daily physical activity (PA) call on classroom teachers to assume an activist role at school. This study examined relationships among preservice classroom teachers' (PCT; n = 247) biographical characteristics, perceptions and attitudes regarding school PA promotion (SPAP). Results indicated participants…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Teacher Characteristics, Preservice Teachers
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Erwin, Heather E.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Woods, Martha K.; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine levels of physical activity engagement, motor competence, and physical fitness as related to child access to physical activity facilities in the home and school environments. The present investigation attempts to further efforts to examine the relationship between physical activity levels and access.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Summer Programs, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities
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Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
This study was designed to examine the relationship between conceptions of ability and understandings of the meaning of effort. Participants practiced a novel task and completed an ability conceptions questionnaire prior to instruction and a meaning of effort survey after practicing the task. The majority of participants believed in the efficacy…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Psychomotor Skills, Student Motivation
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Faulkner, Guy; Reeves, Colin; Chedzoy, Sue – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to establish the utility of the theory of planned behavior in predicting nonspecialist, preservice primary-school teachers' intentions to teach physical education for 2 hr per week. A questionnaire was developed according to the recommended procedures and was administered to 128 final-year teacher trainees in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Intention