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Ward, Jeffery Kurt; Hastie, Peter A.; Wadsworth, Danielle D.; Foote, Shelby; Brock, Sheri J.; Hollett, Nikki – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a sport education season of fitness could provide students with recommended levels of in-class moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) while also increasing students' fitness knowledge and fitness achievement. Method: One hundred and sixty-six 5th-grade students (76…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Knowledge Level
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Cox, Anne E.; Cole, Amy N.; Laurson, Kelly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We tested the moderating role of physical self-perceptions in the relationship between physical maturity and physical self-worth (PSW). Method: Students in Grades 5 through 8 (N = 241; 57% females; M[subscript age] =12.30 years) completed a questionnaire assessing physical self-perceptions (i.e., perceived sport competence, conditioning,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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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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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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Nelson, Larry; Evans, Melissa; Guess, Wendy; Morris, Mary; Olson, Terry; Buckwalter, John – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
We examined how different types of dance activities, along with their duration, influenced heart rate responses among fifth-grade physical education students (N = 96) who participated in the Dancing Classrooms program. Results indicated that the overall Dancing Classrooms program elicits a moderate cardiovascular heart rate response (M = 124.4…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Education, Dance, Grade 5
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Hastie, Peter A.; Langevin, Francois; Wadsworth, Danielle – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
With a specific agenda of creating a fun activity that emphasized teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship, Mario Demers, a Canadian physical education professor, created Kin-Ball in the mid 1980s. The game involves three teams of four players each in which a large ball (4 feet diameter and 2.2 pounds weight (1.22 m and 1 kg, respectively) is sent…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Age Differences, Experience, Team Sports
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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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Domangue, Elizabeth; Solmon, Melinda – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
Fitness testing is a prominent element in many physical education programs, but there has been limited investigation concerning motivation constructs associated with the testing. This study investigated the relationships among physical education students' award status and gender to achievement goals, intrinsic motivation, and intentions. After…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Testing Programs, Recognition (Achievement), Testing
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Hamzeh, Manal – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
Drawing on feminist, critical, and poststructural theories, the purpose of this research was: (a) to understand fifth-grade mestizas self-identified barriers to physical activity, and (b) to work with them to develop strategies for challenging these barriers. Data were collected over the 2005-06 school year. Our interpretations are divided into…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activities, Play, Grade 5
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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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