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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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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Personality traits such as honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (HEXACO) have been linked to numerous adaptive outcomes in academic, sport, and physical activity settings; yet little if any such research has been conducted with physical education (PE) students. The aim…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Physical Education, High School Students, Grade 9
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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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George, Meredith; Cutner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of acculturation on parents' readings of and expectations for physical education. Method: Participants were 39 parents of pupils enrolled at one public middle school. Data were collected with an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up formal interviews. They were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Layne, Todd; Hinson, Janet; Irwin, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Grounded in the trans-contextual model of motivation framework, this cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of an autonomy supportive physical education (PE) instruction on student motivation and physical activity (PA). Method: The study comprised six middle schools and 408 students (M[subscript age] = 12.29), with primary…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Personal Autonomy, Exercise
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Chen, Ang; Zhang, Tan; Wells, Stephanie L.; Schweighardt, Ray; Ennis, Catherine D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Based on the value orientation theory, the purpose of this study was to determine the impact of value orientation incongruence between physical education teachers and an externally designed curriculum on student learning in a concept-based fitness-centered physical education curriculum. Physical education teachers (n = 15) with different value…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Curriculum, Physical Fitness, Values
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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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Hall, Tina J.; Hicklin, Lori K.; French, Karen E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: To examine the relationship between the South Carolina middle school physical education assessment results and the school characteristics. In addition, the relationship between teacher training attendance and student achievement were determined. Method: Student performance on four physical education indicators in 63 middle schools (and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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Johnson, Christine E.; Erwin, Heather E.; Kipp, Lindsay; Beighle, Aaron – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
We used achievement goal theory to examine students' physical activity (PA) motivation and physical education (PE) enjoyment. Purposes included: 1) determine whether schools with different pedagogical approaches varied in student perceptions of mastery and performance climate dimensions, enjoyment, and PA; 2) examine gender and grade differences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Chen, Han; Sun, Haichun; Dai, Jun; Griffin, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify gender and body weight differences in Chinese adolescents' perceived expectancy value (EV) motivation in their physical education (PE) class. The study also explored the relationship between EV and adolescents' health-related fitness performances. Method: A group of seventh and eighth graders (N =…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Values, Health Related Fitness
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Scrabis-Fletcher, Kristin; Rasmussen, Jennifer; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: Grounded in social cognitive theory this study examined attitude and perception of competence and their relationship with skill practice in middle school physical education. Method: Participants (N = 81) were randomly selected from nine teachers' classes. Two lessons were videotaped and students completed a middle school perception of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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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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