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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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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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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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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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Sun, Haichun; Chen, Ang; Ennis, Catherine; Martin, Robert; Shen, Bo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
It has been demonstrated that situational interest in physical activity may derive from five dimensional sources, Novelty, Optimal Challenge, Attention Demand, Exploration Intent, and Instant Enjoyment. The purpose of this study was to examine the multidimensional sources in elementary school physical education. The five dimensions were measured…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Factor Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Chen, Ang; Martin, Robert; Ennis, Catherine D.; Sun, Haichun – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The curriculum may superimpose a content-specific context that mediates motivation (Bong, 2001). This study examined content specificity of the expectancy-value motivation in elementary school physical education. Students' expectancy beliefs and perceived task values from a cardiorespiratory fitness unit, a muscular fitness unit, and a traditional…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Multivariate Analysis
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Erwin, Heather E.; Castelli, Darla M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This study was one of the first to examine elementary student performance on the first four national standards for physical education (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2004). Motor skill competency, strategic knowledge, physical activity, and physical fitness measures were collected from fourth- and fifth-grade students (N =…
Descriptors: National Standards, Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Performance
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Chen, Ang; Martin, Robert; Sun, Haichun; Ennis, Catherine D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Constructivist physical education emphasizes cognitive engagement. This study examined the impact of a constructivist curriculum on in-class physical activity. Caloric expenditure in metabolic equivalents (MET) and vector magnitude count (VM) data from a random sample of 41 constructivist lessons were compared with those from a random sample of 35…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Physical Activities, Cognitive Processes
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Heath, Edward M.; Coleman, Karen J.; Lensegrav, Tera L.; Fallon, Jennifer A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) is a direct observation system specifically developed for use during physical education (PE; McKenzie, 1991; McKenzie, Sallis, & Nader, 1991). The purpose of this study was to validate the estimates of time spent in various physical activity intensities obtained with the paper and pencil…
Descriptors: Validity, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
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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