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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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Martin, Jeffrey J.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
Developed a valid, reliable physical education teachers' physical activity self-efficacy scale for teaching classes in which students were engaged in high levels of physical activity. Results offer preliminary support for the psychometric properties of this instrument, which can help understand physical education teachers' efficacy in overcoming…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Silverman, Stephen; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2002
Examined preservice teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests in schools. Respondents had only slightly positive attitudes toward fitness tests and did not consider them very important or useful. These responses persisted as students' professional preparation increased. Previous experience with fitness tests influenced their attitudes, while age,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Eklund, Robert C.; Reed, Brett – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2001
Investigated elementary and secondary teachers' intentions to teach physically active physical education classes, examining a model hypothesizing that teachers' intentions were determined by subjective norm, attitude, perceived behavioral control, and self-efficacy. Teacher surveys supported the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Norms
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Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Silverman, Stephen; Keating, Xiaofen Deng – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2000
Investigated relationships between teachers' belief systems toward physical activity and fitness and what they taught. Researchers observed teachers with high and low physical activity and fitness beliefs, measuring instructional behaviors related to physical activity and fitness. No differences surfaced between groups in percent of class time…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers