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Chen, Senlin; Liu, Yang; Schaben, Jodee – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity (PA)/fitness knowledge and its association with PA and sedentary behavior in youth. Method: Eighth grade students from five schools (N = 660) in a midwestern state completed a PE Metrics written test and the Youth Activity Profile to assess PA/fitness knowledge, PA (at school and…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Life Style, Knowledge Level
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Michael, Robert Daniel; Webster, Collin; Patterson, Debra; Laguna, Patricia; Sherman, Clay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: This study examined California middle school physical education teachers' (grades 6-8) use of assessments based on state standards to grade their students. Methods: An electronic survey was used to collect data. Results: Of the 309 teachers surveyed, 74% based their assessments on the state physical education standards. Teachers who used…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Middle School Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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McDonald, Samantha M.; Trost, Stewart G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a goal setting intervention on aerobic fitness (AF) in 6 to 8 grade students. Method: Students at the intervention school received a lesson on SMART goal setting. Students in the comparison school served as a measurement-only group. AF was assessed via the PACER multi-stage shuttle run test pre and post…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Physical Health, Health Promotion
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Hall, Tina J.; Hicklin, Lori K.; French, Karen E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher compliance with state mandated assessment protocols and teacher accuracy in assessing student motor skill performance. Method: Middle school teachers (N = 116) submitted eighth grade student motor skill performance data from 318 physical education classes to a trained monitoring…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Compliance (Legal), Standardized Tests, Accuracy
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Phillips, David S.; Hannon, James C.; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The effect of an acute bout of physical activity on academic performance in school-based settings is under researched. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between a single, vigorous (70-85%) bout of physical activity completed during physical education on standardized mathematics test performance among 72, eighth grade students…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Performance
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Rutten, Cindy; Boen, Filip; Vissers, Nathalie; Seghers, Jan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Based on Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), this study tested whether changes in autonomous motivation toward physical education (AMPE) during the transition from elementary to secondary school can be predicted by changes in perceived need support from the physical education (PE) teacher and perceived physical school environment.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination
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Liu, Jing Dong; Chung, Pak-Kwong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The current study presents the development process and initial validation of a measure designed for assessing psychological needs thwarting (frustration) in a secondary school physical education context (Psychological Needs Thwarting Scale in Physical Education, PNTSPE). Secondary school students (grades 7-9) from Hong Kong (N = 1258) were invited…
Descriptors: Chinese, Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Secondary School Students
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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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How, Yew Meng; Whipp, Peter R.; Dimmock, James A.; Jackson, Ben – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
This study examined whether the provision of choice in physical education (PE) enhanced students' autonomous motivation, perceived autonomy support, and physical activity (PA) levels, relative to a "regular PE" control group. Students from eight intact high school PE classes ("N" = 257, M[subscript "age"] = 12.91)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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Jaakkola, Timo Tapio; Sääkslahti, Arja; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Watt, Anthony; Liukkonen, Jarmo – Journal 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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Roberts, Simon J.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The common practice of annually age grouping children in education, likely done under the assumption of similarly aged children sharing similar abilities and learner characteristics, may actually undermine equity and fairness in student assessments. This strategy has received criticism for (dis) advantaging those older children born closer to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Brusseau, Timothy A.; Cothran, Donetta; Tudor-Locke, Catrine – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
This study guided by a health ecology conceptual framework evaluated four "bottom-up" Physical Activity (PA) interventions with school personnel planning for their own health ecology with state level support for one year. Students (N = 616) were from four schools in the Southwestern USA in the 3rd-8th grade. Participants had various…
Descriptors: Test Results, Intervention, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes
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Iserbyt, Peter; Madou, Bob; Vergauwen, Lieven; Behets, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
This study compared the motor skill effects of a peer teaching format by means of task cards with a teacher-centered format. Tennis performance of eighth grade students (n = 55) was measured before and after a four week intervention period in a regular physical education program. Results show that peer mediated learning with task cards…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Racquet Sports, Grade 8, Physical Education Teachers
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Zhang, Tao; Solmon, Melinda A.; Kosma, Maria; Carson, Russell L.; Gu, Xiangli – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
Using self-determination theory as a framework, the purpose of this study was to test a structural model of hypothesized relationships among perceived need support from physical education teachers (autonomy support, competence support, and relatedness support), psychological need satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and relatedness), intrinsic…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Katartzi, Ermioni S.; Kontou, Maria G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
The present study reported on the modification of the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale (Vlachopoulos & Michailidou, 2006) to assess students' psychological need fulfillment in elementary school, middle school, and high school compulsory physical education classes. Data were collected from 817 5th and 6th grade students, 862 middle…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Elementary School Students
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