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Webster, Collin Andrew; Suzuki, Naoki – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The uptake of policies and recommendations to promote physical activity (PA) in American schools has been slow. It can be useful to investigate international contexts where school-based PA promotion has had more success and consider whether facilitative factors have transferability to American schools. This study employed a social ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Grounded Theory
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Bryan, Charity L.; Solmon, Melinda A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
Recently, the lack of physical activity and increasing rates of childhood obesity have received a great deal of attention in the United States. One way to combat inactivity in children is to utilize physical education programs as a means to promote active lifestyles. There is not, however, a consensus concerning how physical education programs can…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Motl, Robert W. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The study of physical activity behavior in youth generally lacks a sufficient theoretical foundation for examining variables that influence that behavior. This is a major limitation because theory guides the search for determinants of behavior and the subsequent interplay between research findings and application. Theory offers a systematically…
Descriptors: Models, Physical Activities, Obesity, Depression (Psychology)
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
Regular physical activity participation throughout childhood provides benefits to physical (Malina, Bouchard, & Bar-Or, 2004), physiological (Andersen, Wedderkopp, Hansen, Cooper, & Froberg, 2003), and psychological health (Mutrie & Parfitt, 1998). In recognition of these benefits, guidelines have been published in the United States…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Literature Reviews, Physical Activity Level
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Tappe, Marlene K.; Burgeson, Charlene R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
"Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General" ("Physical Activity and Health"; United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 1996) documented for the first time the cumulative body of evidence related to physical activity and health. This report completed the set of Surgeon General's reports…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level