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Wu, Lili; Ma, Xiao; Shi, Yutong; Tao, Shasha; Yu, Yong; Wang, Sijia; Luo, Liang; Xin, Tao; Li, Youfa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: To summarize the framework and development procedure of the China National Assessment of Education Quality - Physical Education & Health in 2015 (CNAEQ-PEH 2015), an authoritative and evidence-based national surveillance protocol developed by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for Grade 4 and Grade 8 students.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Grade 4
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Zhang, Yunyun; Liu, Sichen; Li, Youfa; Li, Xin; Ren, Ping; Luo, Fang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study examined the prevalence of different weight status and the relationships between weight status and physical fitness among Chinese children and youth. Methods: Participants were 107,206 Grade 4 children and 70,213 Grade 8 youth from the China National Assessment of Educational Quality -- Physical Education & Health in 2015…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Body Weight, Comparative Analysis
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Bolger, Linda A.; Bolger, Lisa E.; O'Neill, Cian; Coughlan, Edward; Lacey, Seán; O'Brien, Wesley; Burns, Con – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between fundamental movement skills (FMS) and markers of health among a cohort of Irish primary school children. Methods: Participants (N = 296, mean age: 7.99 ± 2.02 years) were senior infant (n = 149, mean age: 6.02 ± 0.39 years) and 4th class (n = 147, mean age: 9.97 ± 0.40 years)…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Correlation
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Stylianou, Michalis; van der Mars, Hans; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Adams, Marc A.; Mahar, Matthew; Amazeen, Eric – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Before-school programs, one of the least studied student-related comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) components, may be a promising strategy to help youth meet the physical activity (PA) guidelines. This study's purpose was to examine: (a) how much PA children accrued during a before-school running/walking club and…
Descriptors: Clubs, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Gender Differences
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Howie, Erin K.; Schatz, Jeffrey; Pate, Russell R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the acute dose-response relationship of classroom exercise breaks with executive function and math performance in 9- to 12-year-old children by comparing 5-min, 10-min, or 20-min classroom exercise breaks to 10 min of sedentary classroom activity. Method: This study used a within-subjects…
Descriptors: Exercise, Executive Function, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
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Chen, Senlin; Sun, Haichun; Zhu, Xihe; Chen, Ang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: A primary goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary for a physically active lifestyle. Guided by the expectancy-value and interest motivation theories, the purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between students' motivation and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Correlation
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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, Peijie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Childhood obesity and its repercussions will be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Promoting physical activity and preventing the decline of children's fitness and the increase of childhood obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease therefore need to be a high priority. So far, besides a few large-scale…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Haichun – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
In this study, I explored the impact of exergaming on in-class physical activity (PA) and motivation in physical education. Elementary children participated in a 4-week exergaming unit and a 4-week fitness unit. A t test showed the children's in-class PA in the exergaming unit was significantly lower than in the fitness unit. Results also…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Beighle, Aaron; Erwin, Heather; Morgan, Charles F.; Alderman, Brandon – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Physical activity (PA) promotion for youth has long been thought of as a public health issue. However, with increases in diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle and the known benefits of PA, increasing the PA levels of children and adolescents has become a major public health concern. To this end, numerous organizations are calling on…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Children, Leadership
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Chase, Melissa A.; Machida, Moe – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of sport as a social status determinant among racially diverse children. Participants were 1,233 fourth- to seventh-grade children. Results indicated there were gender, grade, and racial differences for the selection of social status determinants. Boys placed more importance than girls on being…
Descriptors: Instructional Program Divisions, Social Status, Racial Differences, Student Attitudes
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Lirgg, Cathy D.; Dibrezzo, Ro; Gray, Michelle; Esslinger, Travis – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
Physical educators are challenged to provide quality experiences that are fun for their students, enhance fitness levels, and build confidence. These challenges are amplified with the current decrease in activity levels of American youth. A possible solution to enhancing physical activity engagement in children is to incorporate climbing walls…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities
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Beets, Michael W.; Banda, Jorge A.; Erwin, Heather E.; Beighle, Aaron – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
Childhood obesity prevention has fallen short of anticipated impact. Therefore, intervention programs need to be redirected to other potential settings to increase youth physical activity. This qualitative study, using autodriven interview techniques, was conducted to identify out-of-school settings that youth perceive as important for physical…
Descriptors: Obesity, Play, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Morrow, James R., Jr.; Martin, Scott B.; Welk, Gregory J.; Zhu, Weimo; Meredith, Marilu D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This paper summarizes the historical and legislative backgrounds leading to statewide testing of health-related physical fitness in Texas children grades 3-12 as mandated by Texas Senate Bill 530. The rationale and goals for an associated research project (the Texas Youth Fitness Study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) to evaluate…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Testing, State Legislation, Physical Education
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Welk, Gregory J.; Jackson, Allen W.; Morrow, James R., Jr.; Haskell, William H.; Meredith, Marilu D.; Cooper, Kenneth H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This study examined the associations between indicators of health-related physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness and body mass index) and academic performance (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). Partial correlations were generally stronger for cardiovascular fitness than body mass index and consistently stronger in the middle school…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Academic Achievement, Body Composition, Correlation
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