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Bertills, Karin; Granlund, Mats; Dahlström, Örjan; Augustine, Lilly – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Students with disability show an increasing incidence of school failure. Quality teaching and appropriate support may foster high self-efficacy, a predictive factor for successful school outcomes. Physical Education (PE) can provide students with a context in which self-efficacy and participation are promoted leading to improved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Education, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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van Aart, I.; Hartman, E.; Elferink-Gemser, M.; Mombarg, R.; Visscher, C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Many children aged 9-12 appear to have low levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS). Physical education (PE) is important because PE-teachers can teach children a variety of FMS and can influence PE-motivation. However, declined levels of PE-motivation are reported in the final grades of elementary school. Therefore, more insight in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Preadolescents, Males
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Lang, Christin; Feldmeth, Anne Karina; Brand, Serge; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Pühse, Uwe; Gerber, Markus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Although most adolescents successfully manage the transition between childhood and adulthood, the speed and magnitude of these changes may exceed the coping abilities of a significant number of young people. For vocational students, additional responsibilities arise during the vocational school transition and the need to balance…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Coping
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Providing motivationally supportive physical education experiences for learners is crucial, since empirical evidence in sport and physical education research has associated intrinsic motivation with positive educational outcomes. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a valuable framework for examining motivationally supportive…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Gu, Xiangli; Solmon, Melinda A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: School physical education (PE) not only offers and promotes health-related physical activity (PA), but also encompasses the promotion and development of health-related well-being such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Furthermore, assessing PA and HRQOL have become major issues in pediatric public health and also serve as a…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Sullivan, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Noteworthy proportions of adolescents--particularly females--report negatively about their experiences regarding fitness and the testing of it during physical education (PE). These accounts often coincide with lower levels of body image, fitness, motivation, and physical activity and higher rates of attrition from optional PE. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Physical Education
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Ericsson, Ingegerd; Cederberg, Margareta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Many students leave compulsory school without being qualified to apply for national upper secondary school programmes. Despite efforts, the number of unqualified students in Sweden has increased. Grades from compulsory school have direct implications for students' educational futures and the requirement to qualify for an upper…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Sport Psychology, Underachievement
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Wallhead, Tristan L.; Garn, Alex C.; Vidoni, Carla – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Adolescents' decisions to engage in physical activities are influenced by the social aspects of the activity, including opportunity for affiliation, being part of a team, and the social status it offers. A curriculum and instructional model that has been shown to embed the student social system within a positive program of action is…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Development
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Carson, Russell L.; Chase, Melissa A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: The motivation of physical education (PE) teachers has received precious little attention over the years. Self-determination theory (SDT) is a salient theoretical model for understanding motivation, and posits that self-determined motivation (i.e., intrinsic motivation) stems from the perceived fulfillment of three psychological needs:…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Psychological Needs, Individual Characteristics, Teacher Motivation
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Spittle, Michael; Byrne, Kate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Physical educators are faced with trying to provide motivating and enjoyable experiences in physical education. Sport Education is an instructional model that aims to provide positive motivational sport experiences by simulating the features of authentic sport. Research support for Sport Education is positive, however, the effects on…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Control Groups, Physical Education, Self Concept