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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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Evenson, Kelly R.; Brown, David R.; Pearce, Emily; Camplain, Ricky; Jernigan, Jan; Epping, Jacqueline; Shepard, Dennis M.; Dorn, Joan M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: From 1996 to 2013, a 6-day Physical Activity and Public Health Course for Practitioners has been offered yearly in the United States. An evaluation was conducted to assess the impact of the course on building public health capacity for physical activity and on shaping the physical activity and public health careers of fellows since taking…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Public Health, Online Surveys
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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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Welk, Gregory J.; Bai, Yang; Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Allums-Featherston, Kelly; Candelaria, Norma – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
This article describes the conceptual design and evaluation strategies used in the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM® Partnership Project, a large participatory research network focused on building effective school physical education programming. The article summarizes the unique participatory design, recruitment methods, programming strategies, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Partnerships in Education, Participatory Research, Recruitment
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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
By bringing together the national German sports game community and an international scientific community in a joint conference, the 6th International Teaching Games for Understanding Conference (TGfU) Meets the 10th German Sports Games Symposium of the German Association of Sport Science (DVS), held July 25-27, 2016, at the German Sport University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Racquet Sports, Athletics
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Sicilia, Álvaro; Sáenz-Alvarez, Piedad; González-Cutre, David; Ferriz, Roberto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Based on self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between social physique anxiety and intention to be physically active, while taking into account the mediating effects of the basic psychological needs and behavioral regulations in exercise. Method: Having obtained parents' prior consent, 390…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Human Body, Social Influences, Anxiety
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Barton, Mitch; Yeatts, Paul E.; Henson, Robin K.; Martin, Scott B. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
There has been a recent call to improve data reporting in kinesiology journals, including the appropriate use of univariate and multivariate analysis techniques. For example, a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) with univariate post hocs and a Bonferroni correction is frequently used to investigate group differences on multiple dependent…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Discriminant Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Testing
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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Anderson, Katelin; Bai, Yang; Welk, Gregory J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: This study examined the agreement between estimated peak oxygen consumption (VO[subscript 2peak]) obtained from the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) fitness test and equated PACER laps derived from One-Mile Run time (MR). Methods: A sample of 680 participants (324 boys and 356 girls) in Grades 7 through 12…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Fitness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Buszard, Tim; Reid, Machar; Masters, Rich S. W.; Farrow, Damian – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Research supporting the skill acquisition benefits of scaling sports equipment for children in a real-world setting where child-to-coach ratios are high is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the influence of scaling the tennis racquet on children's skill acquisition in a primary school setting. Method: Children aged 6 to 7…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Athletics, Racquet Sports, Elementary School Students
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Balish, Shea M.; Conacher, Dan; Dithurbide, Lori – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Preliminary findings suggest sport participation is positively associated with happiness. However, it is unknown if this association is universal and how sport compares to other leisure activities in terms of an association with happiness. This study had 3 objectives: (a) to test if sport membership is associated with happiness, (b) to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Psychological Patterns, Participation
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Gregg, Melanie J.; Bedard, Andrea – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: A pilot study was conducted to describe the physical activity experiences and perceived benefits of and barriers to physical activity participation for patrons of a homeless shelter. The resulting pilot data may be used to inform the creation of and support for physical activity and sport programs for those experiencing homelessness.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Homeless People, Emergency Shelters, Pilot Projects
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Dlugonski, Deirdre; Motl, Robert W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Single motherhood has been associated with negative health consequences such as depression and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity might reduce these consequences, but little is known about physical activity experiences and beliefs that might inform interventions and programs for single mothers. The present study used…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, One Parent Family, Mothers, Mother Attitudes
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Haugen, Tommy; Reinboth, Michael; Hetlelid, Ken J.; Peters, Derek M.; Høigaard, Rune – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if mental toughness moderated the occurrence of social loafing in cycle time-trial performance. Method: Twenty-seven men (M[subscript age] = 17.7 years, SD = 0.6) completed the Sport Mental Toughness Questionnaire prior to completing a 1-min cycling trial under 2 conditions: once with individual…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Personality Traits, Group Dynamics, Secondary School Students
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Dascal, Juliana Bayeux; Teixeira, Luis Augusto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Decline of motor performance in older individuals affects their quality of life. Understanding the contribution of sport-related training in advanced ages might help to attenuate motor performance decay as one gets older. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the extent to which long-lasting training in running or sport-specific skills…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Older Adults, Athletics, Quality of Life
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Harrison, Louis; Clark, Langston – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Ongoing events in the United States show the continual need to address issues of social justice in every social context. Of particular note in this article, the contemporary national focus on race has thrust social justice issues into the forefront of the country's conscious. Although legal segregation has ran its course, schools and many…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Racial Bias, Equal Education
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