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Brunet, Jennifer; Sabiston, Catherine M.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer; Mathieu, Marie-Eve; Tremblay, Angelo; Barnett, Tracie A.; Lambert, Marie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Identification of factors that relate to physical activity behavior in children at higher risk for weight problems--namely, children with obese parents--is key to informing the development of effective interventions to promote physical activity and reduce obesity. The purpose of our study was to examine children's perceptions of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Child Health
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Chen, Weiyun; Rovegno, Inez; Cone, Stephen L.; Cone, Theresa P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe how an accomplished teacher taught second-grade students to design games that integrated movement and mathematics content. The participants were one physical education teacher, a classroom teacher, and an intact class of 20 second-grade students. Qualitative data were gathered through videotaping of all…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Morgan, Charles F.; Graser, Susan Vincent; Pangrazi, Robert P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
There have been limited prospective studies investigating physical activity and physical self-perceptions in children. In this investigation, mean steps/day did not significantly change from late elementary to junior high for either boys or girls; however, boys accumulated more steps both at baseline and follow-up. Physical self-perception…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Concept, Males, Measurement Equipment
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Beighle, Aaron; Alderman, Brandon; Morgan, Charles F.; Le Masurier, Guy – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
Seasonality appears to have an impact on children's physical activity levels, but equivocal findings demand more study in this area. With the increased use of pedometers in both research and practice, collecting descriptive data in various seasons to examine the impact of seasonality on pedometer-measured physical activity among children is…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students
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Lorson, Kevin M.; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The study purposes were to describe throwing form and gender differences before and after instruction during a game. Children's (ages 6-8, n = 105) throwing form was assessed while they played a game (snowball) using the Body Component Assessment for Throwing in Games to determine the modal developmental levels for the step, trunk, and forearm…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Young Children, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Morgan, Charles F.; Beighle, Aaron; Pangrazi, Robert P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Limited data are available on the contributory and compensatory relationships between physical education and physical activity in children. Four hundred eighty-five (280 girls) children in first through sixth grades wore sealed pedometers during waking hours, including normally scheduled physical education lessons. The least, moderately, and most…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Duncan, J. Scott; Schofield, Grant; Duncan, Elizabeth K.; Hinckson, Erica A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of age group, walking speed, and body composition on the accuracy of pedometer-determined step counts in children. Eighty-five participants (43 boys, 42 girls), ages 5-7 and 9-11 years, walked on a treadmill for two-minute bouts at speeds of 42, 66, and 90 m[middle dot]min[superscript -1]…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Activities, Children, Measurement Equipment
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Xiang, Ping; Solmon, Melinda A.; McBride, Ron E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
Using Nicholl's (1989) and Dweck's (1999, 2002) theories on ability as conceptual frameworks, this study explored teachers' and students' conceptions of ability in elementary physical education. Participants were 8 physical education specialists from five public schools and 160 students from their second- and fourth-grade classes. Teacher and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Ability, Elementary Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Scruggs, Philip W.; Beveridge, Sandy K.; Watson, Doris L.; Clocksin, Brian D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
The aim of this study was to determine pedometry steps per minute (SPM) cutscores that accurately quantify physical activity (PA) time in first- through fourth-grade physical education. A total of 257 participants were grouped in two data pools, first- and second-grade (n = 126), and third- and fourth-grade (n = 131). Systematic observation was…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level