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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Physical education is critical to addressing childhood obesity, yet many school-based programs do not meet established quality standards and teachers are called upon to change. Little is known about how change is initiated and its associated internal and external factors. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, National Surveys, Physical Education, Educational Quality
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Turner, Lindsey; Johnson, Tyler G.; Slater, Sandy J.; Chaloupka, Frank J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Authorities recommend that schools provide a variety of opportunities for students to obtain physical activity (PA) before, during, and after school. This study assessed the prevalence of several school PA practices--including measures of quantity and quality of physical education (PE)--in elementary schools and examined the associations…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Furtado, Ovande, Jr.; Gallagher, Jere D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) is an important factor in preventing weight gain and increasing physical activity. To master FMS, performance evaluation is necessary. In this study, we investigated the reliability of a new observational assessment tool. In Phase I, 110 video clips of children performing five locomotor, and six…
Descriptors: Classification, Psychomotor Skills, Basic Skills, Reliability
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Pontifex, Matthew B.; Broglio, Steven P.; Drollette, Eric S.; Scudder, Mark R.; Johnson, Chris R.; O'Connor, Phillip M.; Hillman, Charles H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
We assessed the extent to which failures in sustained attention were associated with chronic mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) deficits in cognitive control among college-age young adults with and without a history of sport-related concussion. Participants completed the ImPACT computer-based assessment and a modified flanker task. Results…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Mild Disabilities, Attention
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Gill, Diane L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
In the early 1970s, both my academic career and the psychology subdiscipline within kinesiology began as "social psychology and physical activity." Since then, sport and exercise psychology research has shifted away from the social to a narrower bio-psycho-(no social) approach, and professional practice has focused on the elite rather…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Well Being, Social Psychology
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Laurson, Kelly R.; Brown, Dale D.; Cullen, Robert W.; Dennis, Karen K. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This study examined how activity type influenced heart rates and time spent in target heart rate zones of high school students participating in physical education classes. Significantly higher average heart rates existed for fitness (142 plus or minus 24 beats per minute [bpm]) compared to team (118 plus or minus 24 bpm) or individual (114 plus or…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Education, Team Sports, Individual Activities