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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Kriellaars, Dean J.; Cairney, John; Bortoleto, Marco A. C.; Kiez, Tia K. M.; Dudley, Dean; Aubertin, Patrice – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Objective: To examine the impact of circus arts instruction in physical education (PE) on the physical literacy of children in Grades 4 and 5. Methods: A clustered, quasi-experimental design was used comparing children in schools with circus arts instruction in physical education (n = 101) with children in socioeconomic status-matched schools…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Ward, Jeffery Kurt; Hastie, Peter A.; Strunk, Kamden – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of ability grouping on game performance and physical activity levels of elementary school students during an invasion game. Method: Forty-eight fifth-grade students (22 girls) participated in eight games of "Over the Line Ball." Four of these games saw students in…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Performance, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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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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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao; Thomas, Katherine T.; Zhang, Xiaoxia; Gu, Xiangli – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Based on the self-determination theory, this study explored the predictive strengths and relative importance of basic psychological needs (BPNs; i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness) in physical education in physical, cognitive, and psychological outcomes among Hispanic boys and girls. Methods: Fourth- and fifth-grade Hispanic…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Psychological Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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Hastle, Peter A.; Chen, Senlin; Guarino, Anthony J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the process and outcome of an intervention using the project-based learning (PBL) model to increase students' health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge. Method: The participants were 185 fifth-grade students from three schools in Alabama (PBL group: n = 109; control group: n = 76). HRF knowledge was…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Health Related Fitness, Intervention
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Hodges, Michael G.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; van der Mars, Hans; Lee, Chong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine students' health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity levels after the implementation of a series of fitness lessons segments called Knowledge in Action (KIA). KIA aims to teach health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) during short episodes of the physical education lesson. Teacher…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Intervention
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Stylianou, Michalis; Kloeppel, Tiffany; Kulinna, Pamela; van der Mars, Han – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Background: This study was informed by the bodies of literature emphasizing the role of physical education in promoting physical activity (PA) and addressing teacher fidelity to curricular models. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare student PA levels, lesson context, and teacher PA promotion behavior among classes where teachers were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Grade 4
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Harvey, Stephen; Smith, Megan L.; Song, Yang; Robertson, David; Brown, Renee; Smith, Lindsey R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The Tactical Games Model (TGM) prefaces the cognitive components of physical education (PE), which has implications for physical activity (PA) accumulation. PA recommendations suggest students reach 50% moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). However, this criterion does not indicate the contribution from vigorous physical activity (VPA).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Physical Activities
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Chen, Weiyun; Hypnar, Andrew J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Motivations for and positive attitudes toward physical activity (PA) developed during childhood are likely to be carried over to adulthood. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between three psychological needs satisfaction, motivational regulations in physical education (PE), and attitudes toward participation in leisure-time…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Physical Education, Elementary School Students
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Phillips, Sharon R.; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
This study examined the attitudes of upper elementary school students toward physical education. Fourth and fifth grade students (N = 1344) from 13 school districts, 17 schools, and five states completed an attitude instrument with scores that had been previously validated for a two factor model (affect and cognition) and a four factor model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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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Farias, Cláudio Filipe; Mesquita, Isabel Ribeiro; Hastie, Peter A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The impact of a hybrid Sport Education-Invasion Games Competence Model (IGCM) unit of instruction on students' game performance and game understanding in soccer was examined in this study. Pre- and posttest measures were collected from one fifth grade class of students (n = 24, mean age 10.3) residing in Portugal during a 17-lesson unit of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Pretests Posttests, Grade 5
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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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Stellino, Megan Babkes; Sinclair, Christina – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Thorough assessment of children's physical activity is essential to efficacious interventions to reduce childhood obesity prevalence. The purpose of this study was to examine children's recess physical activity (RPA) patterns of behavior using the Activities of Daily Living-Playground Participation (ADL-PP: Watkinson et al., 2001) instrument.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Obesity
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