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Karnaze, Melissa M.; Levine, Linda J.; Schneider, Margaret – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: Increasing physical activity among adolescents is a public health priority. Because people are motivated to engage in activities that make them feel good, this study examined predictors of adolescents' feelings during exercise. Method: During the 1st semester of the school year, we assessed 6th-grade students' (N = 136) cognitive…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior, Grade 6
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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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Lopez Castillo, Maria A.; Carlson, Jordan A.; Cain, Kelli L.; Bonilla, Edith A.; Chuang, Emmeline; Elder, John P.; Sallis, James F. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The study aims were to determine: (a) how class structure varies by dance type, (b) how moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior vary by dance class segments, and (c) how class structure relates to total MVPA in dance classes. Method: Participants were 291 boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years old enrolled in 58…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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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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Goh, Hui-Ting; Kantak, Shailesh S.; Sullivan, Katherine J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Reduced feedback during practice has been shown to be detrimental to movement accuracy in children but not in young adults. We hypothesized that the reduced accuracy is attributable to reduced movement parameter learning, but not pattern learning, in children. A rapid arm movement task that required the acquisition of a motor pattern scaled to…
Descriptors: Children, Young Adults, Feedback (Response), Accuracy
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Floro, Josh N.; Dunton, Genevieve F.; Delfino, Ralph J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Convergent validity of accelerometer and electronic diary physical activity data was assessed in children with asthma. Sixty-two participants, ages 9-18 years, wore an accelerometer and reported their physical activity level in quarter-hour segments every 2 hr using the Ambulatory Diary Assessment (ADA). Moderate validity was found between…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Diseases, Validity
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Morrow, James R., Jr.; Ede, Alison – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Statewide physical fitness testing is gaining popularity in the United States because of increased childhood obesity levels, the relations between physical fitness and academic performance, and the hypothesized relations between adult characteristics and childhood physical activity, physical fitness, and health behaviors. Large-scale physical…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Testing, Physical Fitness
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Pratt, Charlotte; Webber, Larry S.; Baggett, Chris D.; Ward, Dianne; Pate, Russell R.; Murray, David; Lohman, Timothy; Lytle, Leslie; Elder, John P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This study describes the relationships between sedentary activity and body composition in 1,458 sixth-grade girls from 36 middle schools across the United States. Multivariate associations between sedentary activity and body composition were examined with regression analyses using general linear mixed models. Mean age, body mass index, and…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Activity Level, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Barr-Anderson, Daheia J.; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Schmitz, Kathryn H.; Ward, Dianne S.; Conway, Terry L.; Pratt, Charlotte; Baggett, Chris D.; Lytle, Leslie; Pate, Russell R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The current study examined associations between physical education (PE) class enjoyment and sociodemographic, personal, and perceived school environment factors among early adolescent girls. Participants included 1,511 sixth-grade girls who completed baseline assessments for the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls, with 50% indicating they…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Early Adolescents
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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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Zieff, Susan G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
From the 1920s through the early 1940s, school-based programs in both health and physical education--mandated by government legislation and hailed by the public--increased in scope and complexity. By 1937, the assumption of the interconnectedness of the two fields was institutionalized in the merger of the American Physical Education Association…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, National Organizations, Hygiene
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McKenzie, Thomas L.; Sallis, James F.; Faucette, F. Nell; Kolody, Bohdan – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1997
This four-year study investigated effects of a health-related physical education program on quantity and quality of lessons in seven elementary schools. Results showed that specialists produced the best outcomes and that trained teachers were superior to controls. Part 2 of the study assessed maintenance effects 1.5 years following intervention…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education