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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: Interscholastic, intramural, and club physical activity (PA) programs can be important contributors to student PA accrual at schools. Few studies have assessed factors related to the provision of these extracurricular PA programs, especially in private schools. Methods: We used a 16-item questionnaire to assess the associations and…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Private Schools
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Kahan, David; Nicaise, Virginie; Reuben, Karen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: More than one fifth of American preschool-aged children are classified as overweight/obese. Increasing physical activity is one means of slowing/reversing progression to overweight or obesity. Measurement of physical activity in this age group relies heavily on motion sensors such as accelerometers. Output is typically interpreted through…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Measurement Equipment, Validity, Physical Activity Level
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Kahan, David; Graham, Kathy – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Physical activity participation in physical education is compromised when students nonsuit. We investigated: (a) reasons for nonsuiting/support of policy change and whether they differed by gender, ethnicity, or grade; and (b) the likelihood of nonsuiting based on the same demographics. Method: Participants ("N" = 627) were 6th…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Questionnaires
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Nicaise, Virginie; Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Some religions espouse doctrines that (in)directly impact physical activity (PA) behavior. Yet limited PA interventions have been tailored to religious minorities. Thus, a formative study was conducted to examine the effect of a faith-based pedometer program (Virtual Umra) on psychological correlates of PA behavior and their contribution…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Participation, Muslims, Physical Activities
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In this study, I conducted focus group interviews with 21 Arab American college students (9 men, 12 women; 9 Muslims, 12 non-Muslims), who were selected for extreme manifestation of religiosity or acculturation, to explore their beliefs and attitudes toward socioecological (SE) factors that facilitated and hindered their individual physical…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Muslims, Physical Activities
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
The prevalence of hypokinetic disease among persons of Middle Eastern heritage is higher than whites and research on American young adults of this population is limited. Therefore 214 tertiary students of Middle Eastern descent self-reported their physical activity (PA) over a 1-week monitoring period using pedometers and daily activity logs.…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, College Students, Physical Activity Level
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Overweight and obesity plague American society and their burden is shared disproportionately by minorities at all age levels. The ramifications of overweight are well documented and include chronic morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and certain forms of cancer. Immigrants, who comprise 11% of…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Age Differences
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
Few studies of religiosity and physical activity (PA) correlates have been conducted; thus, a cross-sectional survey of 367 more and less religious Jewish adolescents' (M age = 12.8 years, SD = 0.9) perceptions of parental and environmental support of PA was conducted at religious day schools in two large American cities. Maternal Support,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Jews, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis