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García, Juan A.; Carcedo, Rodrigo J.; Castaño, Juan L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this work is focused on the study of the effect that feedback has on competence valuation, perceived competence, autonomous motivation, vitality, and performance in a throwing task. Method: Thirty-five college students (26 men and 9 women), without previous experience in the task, participated in this study. The students…
Descriptors: College Students, Barriers, Physical Activities, Feedback (Response)
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Jalalvand, Mojtaba; Bahram, Abbas; Daneshfar, Afkham; Arsham, Saeed – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to examine the effect of gradual self-control of task difficulty and feedback on accuracy and movement pattern of the golf putting sport skill. Method: Sixty students were quasi-randomly assigned to four groups under a varying combination of the two factors of task difficulty control (self-controlled or yoked) and…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Athletics, Psychomotor Skills, Feedback (Response)
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Vieira, Luiz H. P.; Cunha, Sérgio A.; Moraes, Renato; Barbieri, Fabio A.; Aquino, Rodrigo; Oliveira, Lucas de P.; Navarro, Martina; Bedo, Bruno L. S.; Santiago, Paulo R. P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the kicking performance of young soccer players in the U9 to U20 age groups. Method: Three hundred and sixty-six Brazilian players were evaluated on an official pitch using three-dimensional kinematics to measure (300 Hz) ball velocity (V[subscript ball]), foot velocity (V[subscript foot]),…
Descriptors: Motion, Accuracy, Team Sports, Comparative Analysis
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Black, Nate E.; Vehrs, Pat R.; Fellingham, Gilbert W.; George, James D.; Hager, Ron – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a treadmill walk-jog-run exercise test previously validated in adults and physical activity questionnaire data to estimate maximum oxygen consumption (VO[subscript 2]max) in boys (n = 62) and girls (n = 66) aged 12 to 17 years old. Methods: Data were collected from Physical Activity…
Descriptors: Prediction, Health Related Fitness, Children, Adolescents
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Mozumdar, Arupendra; Liguori, Gary – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Estimating obesity prevalence using self-reported height and weight is an economic and effective method and is often used in national surveys. However, self-reporting of height and weight can involve misreporting of those variables and has been found to be associated to the size of the individual. This study investigated the biases in…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Height, Obesity, Computation
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Robazza, Claudio; Bertollo, Maurizio; Filho, Edson; Hanin, Yuri; Bortoli, Laura – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the individuals' dynamics of perceived control and hedonic tone over time, with respect to the 4 performance states as conceptualized within the multiaction plan (MAP) model. We expected to find idiosyncratic and differentiated trends over time in the scores of perceived control and hedonic…
Descriptors: Athletes, Performance, Regression (Statistics), Team Sports
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McKenzie, Thomas L.; van der Mars, Hans – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Numerous methods are available to assess physical activity (PA) but systematic observation (SO) excels in being able to provide contextually rich data on the setting in which the activity occurs. As SO is particularly useful for determining how activity is influenced by the immediate physical and social environments, its use is becoming more…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Research Needs, Context Effect, Observation
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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Welk, Gregory J.; Finn, Kevin J.; Kaj, Mónika – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to evaluate the validity of the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular and Endurance Run (PACER) test in a sample of Hungarian youth. Method: Approximately 500 participants (aged 10-18 years old) were randomly selected across Hungary to complete both laboratory (maximal treadmill protocol) and field assessments…
Descriptors: Prediction, Foreign Countries, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities
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Southard, Dan L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: The purposes of this study were to: (a) examine the effect of experience and goal constraints (speed, accuracy) on kicking patterns; (b) determine if effective striking mass was independent of ankle velocity at impact; and (c) determine the accuracy of kicks relative to independent factors. Method: Twenty participants were recruited to…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Kinetics, Accuracy, Goal Orientation
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Rothenberg-Cunningham, Alek; Newell, Karl M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: This study investigated the age-related speed--accuracy strategies of children, adolescents, and adults in performing a rapid striking task that allowed the self-selection of the interception position in a virtual, two-dimensional environment. Method: The moving target had curvilinear trajectories that were determined by combinations of…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Age Differences
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McNevin, Nancy; Weir, Patricia; Quinn, Tiffany – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Suprapostural task performance (manual tracking) and postural control (sway and frequency) were examined as a function of attentional focus, age, and tracking difficulty. Given the performance benefits often found under external focus conditions, it was hypothesized that external focus instructions would promote superior tracking and…
Descriptors: Human Posture, Attention, Age Differences, Young Adults
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Zhu, Zheng; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and cross-validate an equation based on ActiGraph accelerometer GT3X output to predict children and youth's energy expenditure (EE) of physical activity (PA). Method: Participants were 367 Chinese children and youth (179 boys and 188 girls, aged 9 to 17 years old) who wore 1 ActiGraph GT3X…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Children
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Naugle, Kelly M.; Coombes, Stephen A.; Cauraugh, James H.; Janelle, Christopher M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
The accuracy and variability of a sustained low-level force contraction (2% of maximum voluntary contraction) was measured while participants viewed unpleasant, pleasant, and neutral images during a feedback occluded force control task. Exposure to pleasant and unpleasant images led to a relative increase in force production but did not alter the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Psychomotor Skills, Accuracy, Visual Aids
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Heden, Timothy D.; LeCheminant, James D.; Smith, John D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of weight classification on predicting energy expenditure (EE) in women. Twelve overweight (body mass index [BMI] = 25-29.99 kg/m[superscript 2]) and 12 normal-weight (BMI = 18.5-24.99 kg/m[superscript 2]) women walked and jogged 1,609 m at 1.34 m.s[superscript -1] and 2.23 m.s[superscript…
Descriptors: Females, Body Weight, Classification, Physical Activities
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Kelly, Luke E.; Taliaferro, Andrea; Krause, Jennifer – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Developing competency in motor skill assessment has been identified as a critical need in physical educator preparation. We conducted this study to evaluate (a) the effectiveness of a web-based instructional program--Motor Skill Assessment Program (MSAP)--for developing assessment competency, and specifically (b) whether competency developed by…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychomotor Skills, Web Based Instruction
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